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A new hybrid position emerging?

by John Helsley Published: July 30, 2010

by Brandon Chatmon
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Oklahoma State just got a commitment from Dallas (Texas) playmaker Desmond Roland.

As the Cowboys current class begins to take its final shape it is clear a new hybrid position is emerging in Dana Holgorsen’s offense. The Pokes are recruiting playmakers who are great with the ball in the open field either after the catch or after a handoff.

I would liken it to a Percy Harvin-type role. A slot receiver who ends up in the backfield at times and is constantly in motion and putting defenses at a disadvantage with his open field ability.

Here’s a look at Roland in action. He’s No. 2 in red, although the numbers are hard to read so look for the running back with white sleeves. He’s easy to see as he either gets the ball or is used as a decoy on most plays.

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by John Helsley
OSU Reporter Sr.
John Helsley grew up in Del City, reading all the newspapers and sports magazines he could get his hands on. And Saturday afternoons, when the Major League Game of the Week was on, he'd keep a scorecard for the game. So the sports appeal was was...
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