7-on-7 Competition Getting Texas QBs Drafted

Great, great story by the new high school writer over at the Houston Chronicle, Angel Verdejo. He looks at the effect of the summer 7-on-7 competition on helping quarterback play over the last decade or so.

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What are his conclusions?

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The countless throws are beneficial because they're coming against competition. Quarterbacks and receivers build chemistry that can carry over into the season.

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But for quarterbacks, 7-on-7 trains them mentally. Most take on the coaching responsibilities for their teams, calling their own plays as well as reading defenses.

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Verdejo also mentions the spread offense popularity that also has helped the 7-on-7 gain popularity and effectiveness. So much of those offenses are predicated on timing with receivers, that having extra time in the summer to work on routes and timing is huge. Also, since coaches aren't supposed to be involved with this competition, it helps the QBs prepare mentally.

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All that has led to a run of Texas QBs in recent seasons. Just as it should be too, since the best high school football in the nation is played right here in Texas. (Yeah, that's right California and Florida. I just called you out. Deal with it).

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