That's why this piece on Devin Bowman strikes a chord with me.
A few years ago I have little doubt that the defensive back out of Ridgeland Highschool would be playing. If he wasn't needed as a starter he at least be thrown out there to cover a slot. But Lakatos has raised the bar. He's recruiting bigger, more physical guys. When Bowman was signed there wasn't much doubt about his speed, but his backpedal and physicality at the line of scrimmage needed development. And despite finishing the "package installation for the third time" Bowman's not quite ready to crack the cornerback rotation in front of guys like Swann, Smith and Mitchell.
If there's someone that can get Devin Bowman ready, I think it's Coach Lakatos.