What type of player is Hunter Washington? We’ll break down his film and give you our thoughts and analysis.
Long corners are something every football coach desires. Mike Norvell and the rest of the Seminoles’ coaching staff found a good one in Washington. Let’s look at a few traits that make this a good take for FSU.
1: Run fitter
You’ll see in the clips a corner willing to fit in the run-game. Washington comes up, plays sound football, and unloads on offensive players. This is a young man who can play in the boundary and be counted on to be in the right place and make plays against the run. Pay attention to how he turns plays back inside, tackles with a purpose, and leverages the ball:
2: Scheme diverse
Watching Washington’s clips, you see him play zone and back pedal in man coverage. This is encouraging from a prospect because he can step in and be diverse. You hear players talk about playing press-man, or described as a Cover 2 corner, but Washington can do both. You also get a sense of whether he can play safety by observing him play from depth. Diversity in today’s game is crucial to stopping modern spread offenses:
We all want a corner who can make plays, and Washington shows an ability to intercept and return. Washington plays tight, fundamental coverage by staying low in transition and using good eyes to drive and make plays on the ball. However, making a play on the ball is just the start—you must also possess the speed and ability to finish. Washington has shown those qualities: