Fitzgerald WR Pittsburgh
Larry has pro hands. They
are strong and powerful. He can go up and pull the ball away from a DB without
blinking an eye. He is a leader and a good teammate. His understanding of the wide
receiver position has been taught to him through the eyes of the QB position.
He is intelligent and has football smarts, which is equal to a player who is
fast and quick. He understands his limitations and works to improve them all
the time. Larry has great mental toughness. He is an impact player.
Needs to Improve
I think he can improve his quickness so that he can limit the amount of impact
he will receive when someone tackles him after he catches the football. This
will keep him healthy and on the field.
Larry has three skills that separate him from most receivers. Oddly enough,
these skills are learned skills and not natural. They are: great concentration, strong hands and
looking at the QB after he makes his move on a DB to free himself. Larry has
learned that the route as made up on paper means nothing in a game. He has
learned that as soon as
he’s open, he looks to the QB to let him know that he doesn’t have to wait for
the route to be completed before he passes the ball. Sometimes this happens
after just two steps into a route. His eyes say, ‘Throw it now, stupid. I’m
open’. This is important in the pro game because of the pass rush. Larry is not
that fast. I bet he runs about a 4.60 in the forty. This will shock some
people. Not me. I see how he runs routes. He puts the
DB on his back and shields him from the ball. That is a move used for years by
the big time WR’s. Most of them will be in the Hall of Fame. Most of them as
fast as Larry. It does not take a genius to figure that Larry will have a big
impact in the NFL. He will not be satisfied with stats. He will try to improve
every year. He wants to be one of the best ever to play the game. The teams
that pass on him may just be passing on greatness. Larry might be downgraded
because of the lack of speed. BIG MISTAKE!