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    The Opening??

    I see Allen Lazard posted his personal best SPARQ rating today (114.21), but I haven't seen anything on CF talking about it. It would be nice to see his performance there this week get him his 5th star!!


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    Re: The Opening??

    Link?



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    Re: The Opening??

    SPARQ Ratings at The Opening | The Opening

    Type in Lazard for the search



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    Re: The Opening??

    I was going to bump my previous thread today but forgot
    http://www.cyclonefanatic.com/forum/...13-lazard.html

    Only the top 10 were on ESPNU tonight. Speedy Noil took home the top rating.

    Tomorrow night has the 7on7 Pool Play. Lazard is Team Landshark. I'm hopeful we'll get to see the full games.



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    Re: The Opening??

    I had no idea what a sparq rating was, so here:

    SPARQ Training - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia



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    Re: The Opening??

    Ran a 4.65.

    Measured 6'4.5"

    34.6 inch vertical

    Had the #36 SPARQ rating (for whatever that is worth) put of something like 110 players who have tested so far.



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    Re: The Opening??

    Glad he did relatively well with the measurables. I'd prefer to see him do well in the 7 on 7 above anything though and I think we'll see that tomorrow.



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    Re: The Opening??

    I am actually pretty pleased with those numbers. He just isn't a guy who is going to stick out at something like this. He measured in at 6'4.5 though which is pretty damn big. His shuttle also wasn't too shabby. From what I have seen, his best assets are those that aren't tested in these things. He runs very good routes, he can make guys miss subtly and he can go up and get it. I expect a fall in the rankings due to these things but that happens because analysts feel they have to react to numbers. That said, Speedy Noil, holy hell.


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    Re: The Opening??

    He's going to officially visit ND when they play OU or USC, btw. Please, no meltdowns.



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    Re: The Opening??

    Quote Originally Posted by kyle22kjs View Post
    I see Allen Lazard posted his personal best SPARQ rating today (114.21), but I haven't seen anything on CF talking about it. It would be nice to see his performance there this week get him his 5th star!!
    As for the WRs, his overall SPARQ score was pretty middle of the road. Hope he shows what he can do during the 7-on-7.



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    Re: The Opening??

    Quote Originally Posted by hoopitup View Post
    As for the WRs, his overall SPARQ score was pretty middle of the road. Hope he shows what he can do during the 7-on-7.
    Please don'y forget that these are the top 100 prospects in the entire nation and the 1% of college football. Just to keep things in perspective.

    And he was the #11 WR out of 29 FWIW.

    Also, like Al said, Lazard excels at a lot of fundamental receiving things like route running and his ability to high point the ball.

    He was also BY FAR the tallest WR to test so far. The next closest was 6'3.5". Only 4 other receivers were even over 6'2". Guess how many WRs weight more than him? Only two. He is a special player.

    Also, this is the test: The SPARQ general athletic assessment test is composed of:


    None of those things compensate for height. Being tall is in every way a disadvantage in these drills. Coming up 11th is actually pretty damn impressive.


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    Re: The Opening??

    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    He's going to officially visit ND when they play OU or USC, btw. Please, no meltdowns.
    Who wouldn't want to see those game as a visiting recruit?



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    Quote Originally Posted by Stewo View Post
    He's going to officially visit ND when they play OU or USC, btw. Please, no meltdowns.
    That's the best time for him to meet other good recruits that he can flip to ISU



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    Quote Originally Posted by Rhoadhoused View Post
    Please don'y forget that these are the top 100 prospects in the entire nation and the 1% of college football. Just to keep things in perspective.

    And he was the #11 WR out of 29 FWIW.

    Also, like Al said, Lazard excels at a lot of fundamental receiving things like route running and his ability to high point the ball.

    He was also BY FAR the tallest WR to test so far. The next closest was 6'3.5". Only 4 other receivers were even over 6'2". Guess how many WRs weight more than him? Only two. He is a special player.

    Also, this is the test: The SPARQ general athletic assessment test is composed of:


    None of those things compensate for height. Being tall is in every way a disadvantage in these drills. Coming up 11th is actually pretty damn impressive.

    They don't actually use the YIRT (at least not in the football SPARQ). And... while they don't compensate for height, they do compensate for weight. They are pretty secretive about the SPARQ formula, but it is scaled for weight. At 207, I'm sure he's one of the heavier receivers there.

    Even so, his raw numbers are really good. A 4.65 40 is faster than people realize, and his change of direction (short shuttle) is really good.



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