Michigan Football: Monday Mailbag

October 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Question from Voice of Reason

I know that when playing true freshmen you are taking a higher risk. I think Cam Gordon's got potential, but I question if he is at the right safety position because of his lack of true speed to play center field and the need to tackle well especially if you're the last line of defense. I usually feel that a freshman player makes an easier transition to the college level faster if he is playing the same position he excelled in in high school if he's not going to red shirt. When we consider Carvin Johnson and Ray Vinopal who "may" have more football speed and better tackling skills than CG, which safety position(s) did they play in high school? Would they in principle be a better technical fit at that position? Thanks!

Great question.  I also have my concerns about Cam Gordon at safety as well.  He is a good hitter (needs to wrap up on tackles and not just go for the knock out punch) but seems to lack the elite speed nee...

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