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.
School: Village Academy (Class of 2015)
Top Offers: Bryant, NIU, Bowling Green, Robert Morris
Note: Committed to Bryant; No. 47 on ESPN 106.3 Top 63 list delivered by Papa John's; Plays WR and safety
Where He Excels:
Great field vision and football insticts which helps him in all three phases of the game. On offense and in the return game this vision allows him to see running lanes before they develop and set up blocks for himself. Combine that with his speed and Jean is constantly a threat to score. Great ability to change direction while still primarily being a north-south runner. Above average hands. Good blocker, seems to enjoy it. Leg drive makes up for Constant’s size while blocking. Defensively, Constant using his high football IQ to make plays over the top at safety. Also, is a leader of the defense and can often be seen barking out orders presnap. Great closing speed when he breaks on the ball. Not afraid to come up and lay the wood. This gives receivers second thoughts about coming over the middle and allows Constant to help support the Tigers run defense.
What To Work On:
Constant needs to work on ball security. Holds ball out wide and low. Keeping the ball high and tight is not just for running backs, it goes for anyone that has the ball in their hands. Needs to use his plus hands and stop catching the ball with his body. Would love to see a bigger variety of routes,. Also, Constant drifts on some routes and needs to run them more crisply. On defense would love to see more man coverage. At Constant's size, playing safety is going to be tough at the next level. As for the film, I would change order around and put the top 15 plays total in a row rather than breaking it up sections. Many coaches would have shut it off before they got to his defensive plays, which is his most like position in college.
Kokell's Film Analysis:
I was shocked to find out that Jean Constant was only 5’9” 160 lbs. Constant plays so much bigger than that. This allows him to play out wide as well as in the slot on offense and at safety on defense where players his size would normally get moved to corner. Would be great playing in a blitzing scheme where the safeties and corners’ roles are interchangeable. The ability to do whatever is asked of him on the field is what impresses me the most about Constant. He is just an all-around football player. The type of kid you can put at any position and he will successful. Those kids are special and do not come around that often. Constant, a Bryant commit, should be able to contribute right away for the Bulldogs.
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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 Room", please send player info and a film link to him on Twitter at @REALCOACHK, or e-mail email@example.com.