Film Study: Notre Dame OL commit Parker Boudreaux

Tyler James
South Bend Tribune

OL Parker Boudreaux, 6-4, 291; Orlando (Fla.) Bishop Moore.

The numbers: Boudreaux helped clear the way for a Bishop Moore offense that averaged 33.5 points per game. The Hornets (13-1) ended their undefeated season with a loss in the Class 5A state semifinal.

The rankings: 247Sports — Four stars, No. 9 offensive guard. Rivals — Four stars, No. 25 offensive tackle.

FILM BREAKDOWN

First impression: Boudreaux is a relentless blocker who drives opponents crazy. His combination of strength and nastiness allows him to put defenders on the ground with regularity. He’ll fit comfortably as a guard in college.

Strengths: Boudreaux plays with a violent edge and usually maintains contact through the whistle. His upper body strength allows him to have complete control of many of the defenders he blocks. He moves well for his size and has shown excellent athleticism as a lineman. He looks as comfortable chasing down linebackers to block as working one-on-one against a defensive lineman. Boudreaux is determined to take his defender to the ground.

He did what? (:47) Boudreaux takes the ball from the running back and takes off quickly to return the fumble. He makes it look easy until he gets tracked down from behind … (1:08) Boudreaux takes an angle to cut off a linebacker from where the running back should be. He runs with an eye on the linebacker and buries him when they cross paths … (1:37) Head-to-head with a big defensive end, Boudreaux gets under the defender and drives him back seven yards before planting him into the ground.

Competition level: Boudreaux played against a number of talented players as a junior including defensive end Garrett Williams, a 2015 Clemson tight end signee, and 2016 defensive end recruit Brian Burns, a three-star Irish target. Bishop Moore played against a few talented teams last year but is slated in Class 4A with four higher classifications in Florida.

Left to prove: Boudreaux’s game is built on dominance. He physically overpowers high school defenders. How will he respond when going against equally strong college players? Boudreaux will likely need to adjust his game and focus more on utilizing his lower body strength rather than throwing everybody around. Boudreaux could be called for holding regularly if he doesn’t get his hands inside on defenders more consistently.

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Notre Dame offensive line commit Parker Boudreaux attempts to block defensive lineman Rashan Gary. (Photo courtesy of Nike)