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Strong spring practice shouldn’t come as a surprise for freshman tight end Lawson Luckie

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edited April 2023 in Article commenting
imageStrong spring practice shouldn’t come as a surprise for freshman tight end Lawson Luckie

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    reddawg1reddawg1 Posts: 3,676 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate
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    reddawg1reddawg1 Posts: 3,676 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    Smart is the master at taking what you are already good at and getting you to take it to another level. Luckie dude is as good a blocker coming out of HS at TE as you will find.

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    CandlerParkCandlerPark Posts: 718 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    @Kconnorriley: Thank you for the Good Dawgs of the Day. Today's was excellent. Another fringe benefit of being a Dawg fan. It's not like Florida's going to have a "Gator of the Day" anytime soon!

    Regarding the TEs: I'm excited at Bowers, Delp, Lawson and Spurlin athleticism. But I'm eager to see if any can serve as the "sixth OL" in a 12-man D. Obviously, we can't expect another Big O, but none of these guys yet has the mass of, say, the under-appreciated John Fitzpatrick. With all the receiving talent we have and with new tackles, I imagine we could use someone playing that role from the second TE position. Very glad to read about Lawson's versatility and toughness!

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    BigDawg61BigDawg61 Posts: 2,449 ✭✭✭✭✭ Graduate

    IMO...Washinton's contribution...while valuable...is being completely overstated. Either that...or the capabilities of the other 3 TE's are being undervalued. Bowers can put a "pancake block" on film, too. I saw him (and others) make numerous blocks, over the last 2 yrs.

    A TE that can't block a LB or CB/Safety...shouldn't be playing TE.

    There's only a handful of D-linemen in the SEC that would give the Dawgs TE group a "problem". But, it's not a "deal beaker", with respect to using a 12 or 13 offensive set.

    Lol...how many times does ANY team EVER depend on the TE to block a NT or DT? In fact...I don't think I remember, one instance of Washington...or, any other TE having to "make a block" on an interior DL, they "didn't make". If the TE has to block down on a DT...he usually has assistance from the OT or FB. You don't need a giant to play the game.

    The Dawgs TE Room will be more than capable, "Physically & Athletically", to run a 12 or 13 (if needed);...however, with 3 of last year's TE's leaving, that could prove foolhardy.

    Bowers, Delp, Lucky, Spurlin....2 with experience...2 rookies. No time for pressing the TE position. It's a shame, that Seither left. This could've been his year to pull a Fitzpatrick. Now...no one will know his name. Too bad.

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