Projected Position: Inside (Slot) Receiver
Rivals: 3-star, #8 player in DC
247: 3-star, #48 WR, #3 player in DC
ESPN: 3-star, #72 ATH, # 10 player in DC
Scout: 3-star, #106 WR
Other Power 5 offers: 6
Sean Savoy was Virginia Tech’s top wide receiver target for the 2017 class. The fact that he was Tech’s top wideout brings into focus that the recruiting sites haven’t made it to the 21st century in terms of how they rank wide receivers. They differentiate between outside linebackers and inside linebackers, strongside ends and weakside ends, and on ESPN there are even separate rankings for H-back tight ends and traditional tight ends.
Yet to this day, none of the services have split up likely slot receivers and likely outside receivers. That can be difficult at times, but on many occasions it is obvious. And what’s the point in comparing a guy like Sean Savoy to a big 6-3 or 6-4 wideout who is definitely destined for the outside? You can’t do that, and any attempt to do that is somewhat futile.
When evaluating Sean Savoy, you have to picture him playing in the slot all the time, and you have to picture him in Virginia Tech’s offense being involved in the running game, and you also have to consider the fact that he’s a candidate for kick return duties. Could he match up with a big, physical corner on the outside? Perhaps not, but at Virginia Tech he’ll never be asked to play that role.
Savoy possesses a lot of the traits you want to see from a slot receiver.
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