Class of 2021 Player Overviews
With so many talented players apart of the Class of 2021 it is good in some way shape or form highlight each’s ability to some length. As the Class of 2021 has players of all sizes and skillsets that need to be accounted for when discussing this collection of prospects. Prospects that are well known […]
With so many talented players apart of the Class of 2021 it is good in some way shape or form highlight each’s ability to some length. As the Class of 2021 has players of all sizes and skillsets that need to be accounted for when discussing this collection of prospects. Prospects that are well known and highly rated or those with less buzz that are more under the radar. That is why this article will look to provide a few player overviews of some the Class of 2021 prospects. Providing a condensed insight into the abilities some of these players of different ranks have.
The first player to highlight is Defensive Back Jaylen Dotson. This Class of 2021 DB plays for Good Counsel High School . At around 5’10” 170 lbs. this defensive back plays with physicality and aggressiveness at the position you want. He is very good in man coverage using his hands and lengths to reroute and throw off the timing of routes. He is great at attacking the ball when it is in the air as a DB. Always getting his hands on the ball and making some athletic interceptions in the process. Dotson shows good quickness and solid footwork, rarely ever getting beaten to the point of significant separation. Dotson also showed the versatility to play at the receiver position. Using his quick feet to run some good routes and make plays for his offense. Jaylen Dotson showcases his great coverage skills often on film as a DB. Displaying good instincts at the position and being a constant threat around the football. While also showing the skillset to contribute on Good Counsel’s offense last season as a junior He currently has 2 offers, but with a strong senior season that number should change.
The next player to mention is Wide Receiver Jaden Coffen. At 6’2” 195 lbs. Coffen currently plays for St. Albans High School in Washington D.C. In terms of his skillset as a player Coffen displays good strong hands as a receiver. He runs solid routes, but this skill could still improve with further work. He is aggressive when going up to attack the ball in the air, allowing him to high point the football. This skill makes him effective in contested catch situations as well. He is not overly fast but is quick and elusive in the open field, making him difficult to tackle. This makes Coffen a playmaker after the catch showing the ability to turn short passes into long gains for his offense. Coffen also shows the versatility and athletic prowess to contribute as a defensive back for St. Albans when needed. Having the experience and knowledge as a receiver does help him be effective as a DB when called up. As he can anticipate and drive on routes to make plays on the ball. His ball skills also translate to this side of the ball also, as he adjusts to the ball in the air to make interceptions. Coffen with 6 current offers from colleges including Georgetown and Harvard is on his way to a successful senior year. Then what should be a strong showing at the college level with whoever gives him a chance.
The next player to analyze is Kylen Austin of St. Paul’s School. This 6’1” 172 lbs. Wide receiver has the size and tools to be an impact player on the outside. Austin showcases the good ability to get deep down the field. As well as, the strong hands to go up and attack the football and fight for the ball in contested spots. He is very elusive after the catch gaining constant yards after the catch. He uses a bevy of fakes and quick footwork to create constant separation on routes. Giving his quarterback an open option most of the time to look to on a play. Austin also has great speed to breakaway from defenders in the open field, while also being able to create separation on short routes with his speed. He has very good ball skills as well, adjusting to the ball often to put himself in position to make a catch. Austin has all the ability in the world at the receiver position, and with further refinement of his game could be a stud. In terms of offers Austin currently has 11 offers from college programs. Schools including Fordham, Kent State, Liberty, and East Carolina are on his list. This number should only increase with a strong senior year, and his name will get more recognition.
The final player to mention is Running Back Kevin Thompson. Thompson at approximately 5’9” 189 lbs. is a slight statured, but solid built running back for St. Frances. On the field this back displays quick feet and burst to bust through a hole a head up field. Thompson is a tough tackle as well for opposing defense, never going down on first contact. He runs through a lot of defenders and is elusive in the open field. Thompson also shows off the ability o contribute as a receiver on St. Frances offense. Coming out of the backfield and making himself available for his quarterback to check down, and them gain yards after the catch. He is a suitable blocker at the position also but could still better himself in this department. Overall Thompson has the raw tools to be a very productive back once again this season for St. Frances and with likely more touches his numbers will increase. As far as, college programs Thompson has two offers from Houston and Morgan State. This number will increase as he gets more looks from scouts once his senior year begin.