Scouting Report: Dionte Sykes

Scouting Report: Dionte Sykes

Submitted by Magnus on December 20th, 2012 at 8:23 AM

I wrote up a scouting report on Arizona wide receiver Dionte Sykes, one of nine 2014 receivers to hold an offer at this point.

http://touchthebanner.blogspot.com/2012/12/scouting-report-dionte-sykes…

He looks like another possession type of receiver, the kind that Brady Hoke and Al Borges seem wont to recruit.  They have gone after a few deep threat guys (James Quick, LaQuon Treadwell), but most of their offerees at the position seem to fit the mold of 6'3"/6'4" guys with big frames and not a great deal of speed.

I've always thought that it's important to have a variety of types of players at the wide receiver position to add other dimensions to your offense.  Jeremy Gallon offers things that Jeremy Jackson doesn't, for example.  I have heard that Sykes is likely to end up out west, but I have also heard that his dad really likes Michigan.  Regardless, when it comes to receiver recruiting, I think it would be very beneficial for Hoke to nab a Steve Breaston or Jeremy Gallon type of player in the 2014 class, someone who could help on special teams, run reverses, and catch wide receiver screens.