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    Collin Franklin

    We've all been waiting for Collinn Franklin to break through, for the light bulb to come on. I think we might just have seen it Saturday.

    I think the coaching staff agrees, rewarding Collin with a starting spot in the two deep.

    I wondered how long it would take, coming from a juco where he was basically an underutilized extra wideout, then putting on thiety pounds and still working to get the offense down, get over the jitters of playing in front of a big crowd. Well, Saturday, it looked like he was over all that.

    Four catches, thirty-seven yards and a TD? Looks like a breakout to me.

    And like so many players, Collin has two more seasons.



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    Re: Collin Franklin

    Was awesome to see so many throws to the TE. I hope that continues.



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    Re: Collin Franklin

    Quote Originally Posted by isuno1fan View Post
    Was awesome to see so many throws to the TE. I hope that continues.
    Well, if it does continue, it'll open everyone else up all the more.



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    Re: Collin Franklin

    While Franklin played well, I also thought Byskowski played very well in his first start...



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    Re: Collin Franklin

    yeaaaaa!!! finally my bud collin getting some good rep. he'll be excited to hear about this.



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    Re: Collin Franklin

    I am going to go out on a limb and say that bykowski will end up being the star of this class.
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    Re: Collin Franklin

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    I am going to go out on a limb and say that bykowski will end up being the star of this class.
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    The star of the class? Over Leonard Johnson, Sedrick Johnson, Ter'Ran Benton and Jeremiah Schwartz? He'd have to be one helluva TE to live up to that billing.



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    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    I am going to go out on a limb and say that bykowski will end up being the star of this class.
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    You mean, as a tight end, or as a John Alt style tackle?

    I've really been impressed with Franklin, but that doesn't necessarily make him the star of last year's class.



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    Re: Collin Franklin

    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    I am going to go out on a limb and say that bykowski will end up being the star of this class.
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    His age is another reason to be excited about his upside. Cleyon Laing is still 17. Bykowski looks to be the next youngest scholarship guy on the team having turned 18 just before practice started. The question will be does he stay at TE or grow into an OT.



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    Re: Collin Franklin

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve View Post
    His age is another reason to be excited about his upside. Cleyon Laing is still 17. Bykowski looks to be the next youngest scholarship guy on the team having turned 18 just before practice started. The question will be does he stay at TE or grow into an OT.
    He carries that size pretty well. I would imagine he could carry another 25 lbs and still be a good tight end. But if he can put on 40-50 lbs he could ba dominant tackle...



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    I think he stays at tight end. He has great hands, always catches the ball away from his body. Plus, if the staff had any intentions of moving him to tackle, I doubt they would have played him as a true frosh. I just think a 6'8" 270 lb tight end with great hands would be a weapon not many other teams would have.



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    Re: Collin Franklin

    Quote Originally Posted by Bipolarcy View Post
    The star of the class? Over Leonard Johnson, Sedrick Johnson, Ter'Ran Benton and Jeremiah Schwartz? He'd have to be one helluva TE to live up to that billing.

    I did say I was going out on a limb.



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    Re: Collin Franklin

    I too was VERY happy to see the TEs get involved more. You've gotta use the whole field to be successful, and they will really help keep LBs and safeties honest.



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    Quote Originally Posted by snowcraig2.0 View Post
    Plus, if the staff had any intentions of moving him to tackle, I doubt they would have played him as a true frosh. I just think a 6'8" 270 lb tight end with great hands would be a weapon not many other teams would have.
    Except for the fact that they were desperate for a third tight end this fall, he peobably wouldn't have played. The question, I think, would be whether he runs well enough to stretch the field the way they want the tight end to in this offense, great hands or not.

    Collin Franklin does run that well.


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    Re: Collin Franklin

    Quote Originally Posted by Aclone View Post
    Except for the fact that they were desperate for a third tight end this fall, he peobably wouldn
    t have played. The question, I think, would be whether he runs well enough to stretch the field the way they want the tight end to in this offense, great hands or not.

    Collin Franklin does run that well.
    When you are 6'8", you don't need to run as well. However, he appears to move quite well.



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