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Discussion in 'RayGator's Swamp Gas' started by jgriffis21, Sep 6, 2013.
Doesn't sound imminent to me.
He might be a beast at tight end. But I would rather have him on defense.
HE looked good at TE in the Army AA game. Scored a touchdown from that position.
Id rather him steam roll tight ends as opposed to being one.
You know, I had a guy tell me the other night that the Ravens should trade up so they can take Jadaveon (did I spell that right?) Clowney #1 overall at MLB. Two other guys chimed in that he would be perfect to replace Ray Lewis inside. Alcohol, testosterone and ego can make it seem logical to move the best pure pass rusher the game has seen in over a decade to MLB.
Many on this board were certain that Dante Fowler was destined to bulk up and move inside. But Florida doesn't have enough proven pass rushing talents to move arguably its best pass rusher inside. And I wouldn't count on seeing a whole lot of Powell at tight end.
You could make the argument that TE might be Powell's best natural position, but we definitely need him at Buck right now.
Buck isn't even his primary position right now. He's a Sam unless we're in a nickel or dime alignment. If Purifoy can play offense, why not Powell? He was a better offensive player in high school and creates more of a match-up problem, assuming he can learn a few plays. I don't think you do this more than once or twice a game and always try to catch the defense off guard. I'd run him deep every time.
Regardless whether this happens, the mere fact that it is even being discussed is either good new or bad news:
1) the Bad News: UF has no real pass catching threat at TE, and even worse, the coaches are reluctant to create a WR-centric pass attack.
Obviously, a good receiver at TE is a real asset to any offense, but I wonder whether the our coaches use it too much as a crutch.
This could be just another sign that the offensive naysayers are right, and that UF cannot or will not be throwing deep to WRs this year, they want another short throw option for Jeff.
2) the Good News: UF's LB recruits of McMillan, Anzalone and Davis are coming along so well that Powell could be moved.
Just an aside, I thought Powell looked really active on D last week.
You are extrapolating way too much from this. We have heard or seen nothing other than an aside in a personal interest suggesting the staff might let Powell practice at tight end. That's it.