He received none of the media attention as a freshman like Julio Jones did and he played just as well if not better (it's an arguable point both ways). He came out of the gate REALLY strong this year before breaking his collarbone and now might be back by mid November in time for Pitt. The kid looks like he is a future 1st rounder.
Tate is not a surefire first rounder. However Tate has a very bright future in the NFL. While I won't compare him to Steve Smith there are some similarities in the way they play. Tate shows strong hands (though he had some dropsies earlier this year that should not have been) however last year he showed better hands. He can go up and fight for the ball and come down with it and has shown this repeatedly (he is under 6 feet so that's a little impressive). He has been used a little at HB (he was a HS RB) and has been used to run the wildcat. He also can and has played at all 3 WR spots (X,Y,Z) has shown he can stretch Defenses and is willing to go across the middle. Tate also possesses return ability.
His game definitely needs more refining but he can be a valuable piece to the puzzle when he gets to the next level. For those that watch a lot of ND football you remember the difference between his game last year and his freshman year and have seen the giant step forward he took. FWIW the kid is also on the baseball team.
When both make their combine appearances I expect Tate to run a 4.4 40 while Floyd will likely run a low 4.5.
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