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Kokell's Film Study: A look at Palm Beach Gardens LB Tevon Coney

Apr 14, 2014 -- 11:16am
ESPN West Palm's "coach", Chris Kokell, gives a comprehesive film breakdown of high school football prospects across Palm Beach County and the Treasure Coast.
Position: Linebacker
School: Palm Beach Gardens (Class of 2015)
Height: 6-3
Weight: 218
Top 5 Offers: Florida, Miami, Ohio State, Auburn, Notre Dame
Note: Won "Linebacker MVP" at Miami Nike Football Training Camp; Received invite to The Opening 2014
Kokell's Film Analysis:
Tevon Coney is special. He is a defensive coordinator's dream and a offensive coordinator's worst nightmare. It is evident that Coney takes it personally when teams score on Palm Beach Gardens. His passion and hatred toward opposing offenses screams at you on his film. Coney's ability to play inside, outside, or as a stand up pass rusher makes the thought of scheming against him frightening. Even when offenses know where he is going to be lined up, Coney's ability to read and react to the play almost instantly makes him virtually unstoppable. 
High motor. Explosive on contact. Good speed. Plays sideline to sideline. Moves well enough to drop into zone pass coverage. 
What To Work On:
Engages blockers a little too much. Often can overcome this and shed the block off pure strength but as competition gets higher that won't work. Small technique adjustments can fix this. 
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Chris Kokell covers high school football for ESPN 106.3 and is the color analyst for "Football Night in South Florida". He has served as head coach at both Pope John Paul II and Forest Hill. To recommend an athlete for Kokell to feature in a future "Film Study", please send player info and a film link to him on Twitter at @REALCOACHK, or e-mail

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