Wheel Routes –R- Us
In the first year under Coach Jim McElwain and staff Goolsby caught 17 passes for 277 yards, a touchdown, and 16.3 yards per catch average, all behind starter McGee. As one of the front runners for the job, those numbers should increase dramatically. At 243 pounds, he’s also the biggest of the Florida tight ends and has the ability to block inside as an H-back or an in-line tight end. But, his favorite route is the ‘Wheel Route’ and he constantly burned teams with it during his sophomore campaign.
Will bust you in the mouth
That said Lewis’ ability to go deep and catch the ball is why he will spend a lot of time as a split out tight end in this version of the Florida offense. An injury sidelined him for quite a while and kept his numbers down and in 2015 he caught just four passes for 75 yards. But he has a health 18.8 yards per catch and two touchdowns to fall back on.
Lewis’ ability to go up for the ball make him a legitimate end zone threat and his all-around play means he will fight for the starting spot this year.
More tools than any of them
The problem is that Stephens hasn’t put it all together yet. This is a big spring for this young man who is only a redshirt sophomore. He has the ability but is going to have to parlay that into practicing better and working hard.
Learning the ropes
Now is the time that Knight is going to be able to show what he can do by learning the offense and getting acquainted with the passing game. It is a requirement for the tight end in this offense if he wants to remain on the field.