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Scouts Inc. on guards

Originally Published: August 5, 2008
Scouts Inc.

Most players that line up at offensive guard in high school are the least athletic players along the offensive front. This leads to a big misconception on the offensive line: The philosophy that if a guy is big, but limited athletically, he can play offensive guard.

When programs evaluate the position, they look for guys with some versatility, the ability to line up on both sides and hopefully enough athleticism to eventually move to center if needed.

A lot of high school programs ...

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