Game-Day Analysis - Trey Briggs

Currently, the Rice football program has 14 verbal commitments for the Class of2009. One of those players is Scout.com Three-Star linebacker Trey Briggs from Jersey Village HS in Hosuton. Briggs and his Falcon teammates recently started district play against district rival Cy Falls. We were on hand for the game and decided to take a closer look at the future Owl in this exclusive for OwlDigest…

Trey Briggs

Pos: Middle Linebacker

Height/Weight: 6-2 215

Jersey Village vs. Cy Falls, Saturday 9-27-08

Tackles: 12

Player Analysis

Play Reads…

For the most part, Briggs was able to read the plays and put himself in position to make the stop. When his read was delayed, he was quick enough to get around the blocker.

Pass Coverage…

I think this is what makes Briggs a highly rated linebacker. In the first quarter, his tight coverage caused a couple balls to be overthrown because he was in the passing lane. Of course, going against a Spread offense like Cy Falls, Briggs was mainly working underneath (shallow) zones, but Cy-Falls didn't throw too many passes near him.

Speed…

Another of Briggs' best assets. There was one particular play that sticks out when Briggs was about 15 yards away from the play. A pass was deflected and Briggs ran the guy down 25 yards from the line of scrimmage.

Blitz…

With the team going against a tough Cy Falls squad, led by quarterback Kolby Gray, Briggs was sent on a lot of blitzes through out the game. Though he never actually got to Gray, he did cause some confusion in the backfield and forced a couple of overthrown balls.

Could work on…

Sometimes being too aggressive can be a bad thing. When a player plays as fast as Briggs does he can "over" pursue at times, Briggs did this on a few occasions when he blitzed. He needs to work a little on taking better angles at times.

Overall…

I think that what makes Briggs a solid linebacker is how well he moves, especially laterally. Once he makes the read, he reacts and gets there in a hurry. This puts him in a great position to make plays. Especially through the first half, there were not too many plays he was not in on or near. And when he gets there, he lays some serious hat.


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