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PA Ranking Analysis : 16-20
20. Ed Tinker – Brashear – WR 6-1/188/4.56 Headed Where: Holds offers from West Virginia, Iowa, Connecticut, Colorado, Michigan State, Minnesota and Pittsburgh. Positives: Tinker could play safety or wide receiver at the next level. With his size and continued growth, WILL would not be surprising either. He has good size and body control. Has strong hands and can catch the ball outside of his frame. Good in traffic and in the red zone. More of a possession receiver than a burner, but he can move the chains. On defense, he is adequate in coverage and will provide some run support. He needs to be more consistent and more physical. He does have a high ceiling and could be very good at the next level. Negatives: Tinker is a chiseled 190-pounds of muscle, but he needs to be more physical. Intangibles: Tinker continues to get better with each rep. People knock the Pittsburgh City-League, but this kid can play in any league. Future: The skies the limit for Tinker. He continues to get better and with college coaching he could be special. 19. Antwuan Reed – Greater Johnstown – CB 5-9/170/4.40 Headed Where: Committed to Pittsburgh back in November. Had offers from Virginia and Buffalo at that time. Positives: Reed is a physical, lock-down cover corner. He has prototypical speed, quickness and fluidity. Explodes out of his cuts, has good recognition skills and shows great instincts and range in zone coverage. Opens up his hips quickly and has a second gear. Has good ball skills and leaping ability. Reed loves to hit and it shows, he is always around the ball. He is a sure open field tackler. He also excels in the return game. Negatives: In today's game, everyone wants big corners, he is not. Intangibles: The people in Johnstown have been talking about this kid for years. Cover corners who love to hit are hard to find and Reed fits the bill. Future: One of the best cover corners on the East Coast and he is going to a team that can use a few of them. Should be a dangerous weapon on offense as well for the Trojans this year. 18. Tyler Sands – Boyertown – OT 6-4/285/5.10 Headed Where:Sands now holds 23 offers from Buffalo, Utah, Louisville, North Carolina State, Cincinnati, Wisconsin, Pittsburgh, Syracuse, Army, Boston College, Delaware, Villanova, Illinois, Akron, Duke, Navy, Nebraska, Temple, Vanderbilt, Georgia Tech, Virginia, Maryland and Connecticut. Positives: Sands is very explosive of the snap. He gets to the second level as quick as any lineman out there. He is outstanding in pass pro. Also excels when pulling and picking up blocks outside the box. He is always looking to put a hat on a body. Negatives: One area that Sands could improve on is staying engaged once he initiates contact. Intangibles: A very cerebral and athletic lineman who seems to have a plan for his future and is following it to the end. carries a 3.7 GPA. Future: Plays well in space, could end up as a pulling guard. Boston College and Illinois seem to be the front runners, unless Penn State were to offer. 17. Quentin Williams – Pitt Central Cath. – TE 6-4/230/4.70 Holds offers from Rutgers, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Northwestern, Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Nebraska, Stanford, Virginia Tech, Boston College, Oklahoma, Syracuse, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Marshall, Miami (Ohio), Vanderbilt and Michigan State. Positives: Williams may be the best receiving tight end in the state. He is a mismatch against a linebacker. He gets good separation and stretches the middle of the field. He has outstanding ball skills. He is dangerous in the red zone and will always find the holes in a zone coverage scheme. Negatives: One area that he is still a little unproven is in his blocking. He needs to fill out physically and he'll become a more skilled blocker. Intangibles: I watched Williams get destroyed as a sophomore by one of the then best offensive linemen in the country Joe Thomas (St. Edward/Pittsburgh). Williams kept picking himself up and he kept on coming after Thomas. I knew from that day on that he ahd guts and could be a decent player, but Williams has become an elite tight end type of a prospect. Future: Could end up in the Big Ten like his older brother Nate Williams (Northwestern). Quentin is a very cerebral kid and academics will play a big role in his future. 16. Cameron Saddler – Gateway – CB/RB 5-7/165/4.45 Headed Where: Has close to 20 scholarship offers, but is focused on Michigan, Virginia, West Virginia and Syracuse. Positives: Saddler first and foremost is an outstanding cover-corner, he plays bigger than his size. He can match-up against wide receivers several inches taller than he is and his physical ability and competitiveness will make-up for his lack of ideal size. Saddler has very fluid hips, he has outstanding closing speed. Despite, his size he is a very solid open field tackler. Where Saddler shows his value is in the return game. He is a game breaker as a return man taking back seven returns for touchdowns his junior season. He is a threat to score every time he touches the ball. Saddler also possesses superior vision and very good ball skills as a receiver. Saddler is the poster boy for team player. He is always picking up his teammates and urging them to give just a little bit more. Negatives: Obviously, coming in at a shade under 5-7, the knock on Saddler is his size. Intangibles: A great kid who always has a smile on his face. He truly loves the game and plays it with passion. Saddler will talk with the best of them, but he can play and he feeds on being vocal. If he was 5-10 he'd be a five-star prospect. Future: Saddler can do a number of things for a team. He can play corner, he can be a running back, he could play the slot. With the emphasis now on return guys he has become a hot commodity. It will all depend on what college that he chooses and what type of schemes they utilize to know where he fits in.
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