COACH. MACINTYRE. BLUEPRINT. We all know what that looks like now. Long, lean, and physical at CB. Well, Delrick Abrams may be the most talented player to fit that type yet.
.@Backendcoach12 on Abrams: “Delrick is a big, long, athletic corner that fits our mold. He has unbelievable speed and ball skills and will be an immediate impact player for us.” https://t.co/o4BrY11H9g— Colorado Buffaloes (@cubuffs) December 20, 2017
Abrams comes to CU from Independence Community College, adding to the strong backbone of JuCo players in this class. For those that don’t know (I didn’t until about 30 minutes ago), ICC is a powerhouse, and they frequently put out multiple Power 5 players. Good place to get a guy from. Abrams has three years to play two, and he spent most of his sophomore season doing nothing. Because no one would throw the ball near him.
I don’t know if we’ve ever seen someone quite like Delrick during Coach Mac’s coaching tenure. Yes, he is still long, lean, and mean, but he’s more physical than Witherspoon or Oliver was coming in. Look at these tackles. He is not afraid to mix it up. He still plays well in coverage, and his speed allows him to recover well, but he may be a plus on the edge against the run. Expect him to compete for a starting job immediately.