This is not exactly true...Yes, his numbers were down compared to last season, but there were multiple reasons for that.Forza_Azzurri wrote: ↑Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:05 pmHe’s has had such a bad year ... I surprised that he declared for the draft.nathanq42 wrote: ↑Tue Dec 03, 2019 7:47 pmI don't think anyone will be more controversial than Reagor...alewilliam789 wrote: ↑Tue Dec 03, 2019 6:42 pmI think Shenault and Eteinne are going to be the most controversial prospects because their projections could have them being top tier players in the right situation to possible back-ups/gadget roles.
If Shenault is smart he should tell teams he’s just an athlete willing to participate in all the offensive skill position drills (TE, WR, RB). I truly believe that Shenault will be more successful in the NFL being used as part TE, part Wildcat RB, and part WR than solely being any one of those positions.
I agree shenault should say he is willing to fill any roll they think he will fit into
His 2018 season obviously turned a lot of heads, including the DCs in the PAC-12. CU doesn't exactly boast the type of elite talent that other big-name schools have, so it was easier for teams to focus on making sure Viska wasn't the one to beat them. He faced a ton of double and bracket coverages from opposing defenses as a result.
In 2018, former head coach Mike MacIntyre put a strong focus on getting Laviska the ball in open space as often as possible. In 2019, new head coach Mel Tucker focused on a more balanced attack that distributed the ball more evenly throughout the offense--Shenault had 30 more receptions in 2018 than he had in 2019, despite the fact that he played in 2 fewer games in 2018. He also had 7 games with 8 or more catches in 2018--in 2019, he only had 3.
Steven Montez REALLY struggled at times this year. Aside from his poor decision making at times, I can't begin to count the number of times Shenault would burn his man and be running free for would-be TDs, only to have Montez overthrow or just flat-out miss him. His numbers might not show it, but if you watched Colorado play this year, you'd know exactly what I'm talking about. He was wildly inaccurate at times, especially with his deep ball.
So as a whole, yes, Laviska's numbers were down, but that had a lot, if not mostly, to do more with the situation he was in rather than the player himself.