Semper Fi Bowl: Top 5 Defensive Performers

The Scout recruiting team in Phoenix makes their picks for the Top 5 defensive performers...

Day three at the Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Phoenix was a bit easier on the athletes, who got the chance to celebrate the New Year on Saturday night. Sunday's morning session was more about technique and walk-throughs – though some players still made their mark. Here's who stood out to us on the defensive side of the ball.


 

 
Deontay Greenberry - WR/CB - Fresno (Calif.) Washington Union

The two-way performer showed little effects of switching over to the defense on Sunday – allowing only one ball to be caught against him. He slows opposing wideouts with his physical nature at the line, while his length proved to be an issue while receivers tried to create separation.

 

 

 
Greg McMullen - DE - Akron (OH) Archbishop Hoban

Very active in pursuit of the quarterback in a relentless nature. His size warrants him potential to play the three-technique at the next level if needed, though he is athletic enough to stay on the outside.

 

 

 

 
Donaldven Manning - CB - Miami (Fla.) Central

The athletic cornerback has been great coming out of his breaks all week, showcasing his quickness while not allowing many balls to reach the wideouts' hands.

 

 

 

 

 

 
Scott Starr - MLB - Norco (Calif.) High

The USC commit has shown the ability to get to his drops quickly in zone coverage. Also continues to display a solid nose for the ball. Star also happens to be the most filled-out of the linebackers on the roster.

 

 

 

 
Ryan Dillard - CB - Buford (GA) High

Dillard displays great ball skills, especially at highest point. He also has the ability to be physical at the line of scrimmage, making him one of the best secondary-men here in Phoenix.

 



 

Other players who stood out defensively on Sunday were Darren Lake and Anthony Standifer

 


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