Seth’s got a good piece on the coaches’ reactions to Tramel Terry becoming a safety. Bobo discusses what they saw when he was recruited, Ball plays the good soldier – admittedly, he’s got experience now – and Grantham’s predictably excited (although Lakatos is playing it cool).
Grantham claims that Terry’s got a shot at playing next season, something I’m a bit skeptical about, but he does make a noteworthy point that may bear remembering next August:
“He can also catch the ball. That creates turnovers,” Grantham said. “That’s something that we had really been good at up until this year, and a guy like that can really make some plays for you.”
He’ll whiff on a few plays because of inexperience, but it’s not exactly as if he’s alone in that department. If he’s got the ball skills to make some interceptions, that may give him a leg up on a group that only had five picks total this season, with no individual having more than one. You get the feeling that’s a big consideration for Grantham.