Once again, Travis Kelce really impressed me. He's a big dude, and they love moving him around the line of scrimmage. He's a pretty good athlete for a 6-6 guy, and he does a nice job of catching the ball with his hands and turning up field quickly. The offense was running a lot of halfback screens, and they were paying dividends as George Winn was picking up some solid yardage. On one play, the offense ran a reverse WR pass, which went for a big gain to Kenbrell Thompkins. Receiver Jeremy Graves made a REALLY nice catch on a fade in the endzone for a touchdown. Graves really stood out to me this practice as a guy who could make some noise as a freshman.
Munchie struggled a bit today, overthrew some guys in the redzone drills and looks a bit out of sync. He's still been running with the one's, and his athleticism is definitely an advantage, as he's able to escape pressure pretty easily. Plus, he looks good throwing on the run. The defense was doing a solid job against the run all practice. Closing up the holes pretty quickly. The practice actually ended with a pick six from Maalik Bomar. Bomar's been a guy who really has stood out in camp as well, he's been a vocal leader and is more than backing it up on the field. I feel really good about the way the defense is playing. They will definitely be the strength of this 2012 Cincinnati team.