Everett Proctor: Commit Date—7/14/2008
Football evolves. Therefore, positions must evolve, as well. The fundamentals are the same, but the trend has been toward getting speed at all positions. Offenses must combat complex and speedy defenses and the starting point is usually with the QB.
On July 14th, North Carolina State took a step toward the future when they secured the services of the Jack Britt HS (NC) standout. Here is a look at the pros and cons of the Pack's latest commitment.
Athleticism -- He is very elusive and as effective as a RB in his HS scheme. Makes people miss and has unusual body control for the position. Where most QBs are liabilities in terms of carrying the ball, Proctor adds a viable threat to the offense and an additional element that defenses must scheme against. Adds instant balance to any offense.
Speed -- He runs away from people. Has a nice burst through the first twenty and has very good top-end speed. Has the extra gear that many are missing.
Toughness -- Proctor is physically durable as he takes a lot of shots, many out of bounds. Will run through arm tackles and rarely looks to avoid contact. He will need to use better discretion at the next level, though. Mentally tough and brings it out in teammates. Plays hard the entire game and competes no matter what the score is. Inspires others primarily because he is the opposite of the QB stereotype.
Accuracy -- He has good length so he gets natural leverage on his throws, but tends (at times) to throw a sloppy ball, which can sail on or be behind WRs. Will see drastic improvement due to the number of balls he will throw daily.
Proctor is a winner. He plays QB like a FS and is blue-collar. He has unlimited potential, due to his outstanding athleticism, and gives the Pack's offense an instant playmaker. He could contribute in ST situations next year but will be too valuable as a QB.
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