Based on what we’ve been hearing from the Florida coaches and players, redshirt junior slot receiver/tailback Chris Rainey has had a monster camp and has emerged as perhaps THE playmaker on offense.
Offensive coordinator Steve Addazio calls him electric.
Urban Meyer says he has freakish ability.
Senior tailback Emmanuel Moody on Tuesday compared him to Percy Harvin — but maybe even better.
“He’s having some Percy comparisons,” Moody said. “He’s having those comparisons, except he might have more YAC than Percy. I don’t know.”
YAC, of course, stands for Yards After Catch. Rainey apparently is piling up all kinds of YAC on the practice field. He’s been making big play after big play.
“I think he’s going to have a big year this year,” Moody said. “We’re excited to see him returning punts as well.
“He’s making plays left and right. He’s taking them to the house sometimes. He’s making people miss, making people look foolish, breaking ankles out there. One time he made a play on (linebacker) Jelani Jenkins and Jelani didn’t know where Rainey was. Once he gets the ball in his hands this season, it will be electric.”
Rainey, who played tailback his first three seasons at UF, made the move to slot receiver (Harvin’s old spot) in the spring and he’s been making things happen ever since. He’s fast, he makes defenders miss, and with one cut he can turn a short gain into a home run.
Sounds like Percy. Which is who Rainey apparently has been looking like throughout preseason practice.