Hartselle Tigers (15-0) 5-A State Champ
- Jul 28, 2008
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Eskridge has really terrific ball skills in addition to the speed. He catches the football as cleanly as most any receiver in the draft. He can go up and compete with taller CB's at the catch point. I watched him go up and twist around in the air to make a play on the perimeter down the sidelines against Toledo with about a minute left in the 4th quarter while they were down 10 points to put 'em inside the 2 yard line and ultimately score to make it a one score game that was just an amazing play between two defenders. He plucks that ball out of the air cleanly every time. Underrated kid.
It's funny that I ended up choosing (randomly) the Central Michigan game to watch him because he's already got two drops in the game and I'm thinking, he catches it cleanly??? But I see what you mean. Drops happen.
EDIT: Sorry, three drops. Yikes.
Sounds like stiff competition for Jakeem Gnat if he ends up in Miami
Eskridge has moved back and forth between WR and CB because he's such an incredible athlete - especially for the MAC. So there's still a lot of things for him to improve on in terms of playing receiver. He hasn't really been able to focus solely on playing receiver.
I've seen a few ppl quote an erroneous listing of 190 lbs. I think someone reputable fat fingered 160 lbs before the season & ppl have just run with it but he's definitely around 165 lbs. He doesn't have any arm or leg density like DeVonta Smith. As a prospect I'm not touching him before late round 4.Tutu is 5-9 165 on LOU site. Not good. Day 3 for me.
Bruce Feldman had him at 190 lbs. I don't know if he's quite 190 lbs. in-season when some of these guys are losing weight, but he's not 165 lbs. either.
Given Tutu's weight lifting prowess, I'm much more inclined toward Feldman's number than yours.