- Defensive Line:
Of all the position groups in this camp, I thought this was the one that showed up the best from a talent standpoint. DeMarcus Lawrence was able to get back in time for the Saturday walk through practices, and he got a full dose of work on Sunday.
Athletically, you saw everything you did on his college film. He showed the ability to get up the field, then redirect when the ball went outside on him. Where he is going to improve the most, in my opinion, is working at his technique with Leon Lett. He can extend and bend, but where he will need the most work is playing with his hands. The quicker that he can free himself, the better shot he has to work his rush.
A defender that can play with technique is
If this front office stole one, it might be
This group was unique in how they arrived at the ball and their ability to make plays. All eyes were on
To be honest, I didn’t expect much from
Dontvis Sapp of Tennessee does look good physically and you can see it in the way he plays. This guy plays with a nose for the ball and he has the ability to work his way through the trash to make a play.
- Defensive Backs:
When the defensive coaches put their secondary on the field, they lined up
Matter of fact, there were reps where these corners shut them down. I have to say that Mitchell played with far more aggressiveness than he did from what I saw at Oregon. I wasn’t sold on his catch-up speed, but that didn’t appear to be an issue as we went through these practices.
If I was on the scouting staff here, I would push for them to sign Patmon quickly. The kid can play off or press and he does it well.
The best safety of the group, in my view, was