March 26, 2010

Finner likes what he sees in Waco

In the era of scholarship limits, versatility is key in the secondary - a position group universally known for the shuffling of players from position to position as their teams' morph and change with attrition. After bringing in one of the top ten defensive back hauls in the nation last season - chock full of versatile players, no doubt - the Baylor staff feels they have found just such another player in Jaylon Finner after bringing him in to watch spring practices last week.

"It was really nice seeing the practices. They really just make you feel like family there," Finner said. "I got to sit in on one of the DB position group meetings with Coach Brian Norwood. I really love the 4-3 scheme they run. We talked a lot about their 'hero' position and how we have something really similar."

Finner's utility stems from his willingness to play the run like a safety and his ability to drop back and ballhawk like a corner. Though his height is just under what is considered prototypical for a safety at 5-foot-11, the 180-pound Finner nevertheless has the build to play either position at the next level.

"I really felt like I understood their scheme beca...

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