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#87 Tyler Harrell

Class: RS Freshman

Ht/Wt: 6-0/194

Position: Wide Receiver

Hometown: Miami, FL

Twitter: @EasyMoneyTy_

Thoughts: Harrell was part of the 2018 recruiting class, signing with the Cards in the early signing period last year. Harrell was a piece of the ‘Speed City’ initiative Coach Petrino and the staff put together to try and go get not only very talented players, but very fast players, with the hope that any discrepancy in size or athleticism with the Florida State’s and Clemson’s of the conference could be equalized with speed. Well, if it was speed they were looking for, Harrell certainly fit the mold. The wideout from Miami is also a track star and was a state champ in the 100m (10.37s), clocking in only .56s slower than the time Usain Bolt posted in the 2016 Olympics (9.81). He fast.

Harrell took advantage of the new redshirt rule last season only appearing in three games, thus allowing him to keep that extra year of eligibility. The three games Harrell saw action (GT, BD, SU) he played fine in the roll of both a wideout and a returner. While it’s difficult to pull much from late game scenarios I did like the burst from Tyler in the return shown below and the patience to wait for a block and pick up an extra 8-10 yards.

To the surprise of no one the wide out room will be crowded once again in 2019 but I think this season will be an opportunity for Harrell to learn from some vets (Dawkins, Fitz, etc) and get some good situational reps under his belt. It’s hard to keep that speed off the field and I’m sure Satterfield will have some calls for guys like Harrell and Tutu, giving them the chance to make a play.

Sweet Tweet:

If people know you have 10.3 speed you can’t really sneak up on anyone.

But if you have 10.3 speed you can really sneak up on someone.

Think about it.