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I have heard numerous players, BOL staff, and even Coach Saban mention DT. What is it about him that turns heads? Can anyone in the know compare him to current or past Bama or NFL player? I have heard enough about him being special from people within the program to be sold just interested in what I should expect to see.
not sure but he appears to be an effort motor type of guy without being blessed with the freakish athletic abilities of others
I think he has the athletic abilities that are pretty top notch, but his size isn't quite that high. Extremely quick and uses his hands and leverage well.
I know Tomilson is listed at 6'2'' but I am guessing he is under 6'1''. Could he draw any comparisons to Dumervile? I am fishing but just really interested in what type of player he is.
i coach wrestling and its the one sport that prepares you/ transitions the best for football bc you have to use your hands extensively and have a good understanding of body control. i can assure you that he has both of these bc he was a multi state champ in GA (which is BA in its own right). the list of NFLers with wrestling connections are exponential i.e. ray lewis, roddy white, lorenzo neal just to name a few of hundreds. so when you combine a kid who has a high motor with the knowledge of how to use his hands and the understanding of what body position is required; it can be a major headache for any offensive lineman.
Tomlinson is possibly the most underrated player of the class. He is a very smart, talented and athletic kid. Very Mentally tough, Possible be a great pass rusher soon.
No doubt that Tomlinson's wrestling background has helped him so far. It is tough to really compare Tomlinson because we have not seen a lot from him, only heard people talk about his ability. He is still a bit undersized, but very strong and understands playing with leverage. Could be used in multiple roles across the dline next year depending on how things come a long physically.
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I have heard about Devin Tomilson and his fast twitch fibers being conducive to chasing QB's around the field...Did Verne get a membership? (g)
I look forward to seeing him play.
Does he have skinny ankles?
Never Gets Old
Dumerville has one of the quickes first steps and rush in the nfl not quite the same kind of player Tomlinson is
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You don't have to be huge to be disruptive. Anybody remember that Roosevelt whats his name kid for Kent State that gave us fits at 250 lbs? UA expects them to control certain gaps though so that requires more size and strength than a system that lets the DL's stunt and freelance.
I'm still surprised CNS let Gentry play nose the way he did. Gentry's entire game was just like the Kent State guy. He used quickness to shoot the A gap on either side before the OL could get to him he was in the backfield. Nothing wrong with this in certain passing situations but you can get in trouble quick doing this against a power rushing team.
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