Miami NFTC: Linebacker

Here are the top linebacker performers from the Miami Nike Football Training Camp.

Here are the top linebacker performers from the Miami Nike Football Training Camp.

Tevon Coney (Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.)
Coney walked away with MVP honors he was rock solid all day. He played with great effort, covered like a DB, and showed why his recruitment has really taken off over the past few months. Coney is projected to play in the middle, but easily could play outside with his athleticism.

Sh'mar Kilby-Lane (Hallandale, Fla.)
This was not an overly strong position at either camp, but Kilby-Lane looked like expected based on his ranking. He looks the part, he is long, and he moves better in space than I expected him too. He is still best inside the box and he reacts well. He showed good balance, he is quicker than fast, and his length is good.

Juwan Taylor (Hallandale, Fla.)
Everyone talks about Kilby-Lane at Hallandale, as they should. But do not sleep on this kid Taylor. He has the aggression, quickness, and closing speed you look for in this position. Right now he's 6-foot-3, 195-pounds with room to bulk up and add weight to his frame.

Devin Bush, Jr. (Pembroke Pines, Fla./Flanagan)
Bush is a thick and stocky rising junior in the 2016 class. He's an instinctive outside linebacker that showed good awareness in coverage. I didn't see what kind of numbers that Bush posted in the SPARQ testing but he looks to me like a kid that is just football fast between the lines. He reacts to the ball and gets there in a hurry. He's aggressive and physical.

Dominic Sheppard (Miami Gulliver Prep)
Sheppard is a thick and physical linebacker that can play inside out. He can attack, whether it's a blocker or the ball carrier. He's also versatile and can play inside or on the outside.

Charles Perry (Royal Palm Beach, Fla.)
Perry is a Miami Hurricane commitment. What I like best about this linebacker is his closing speed. I bet his another one that won't blow you away when testing but he can run the football field when it counts and he has to make a play. I also like his versatility and agility in space.

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