USAAAB: West Offensive Notes

SAN ANTONIO, Texas -- takes a look at some of the action from the first day of West practice. In this feature we take a look at the offensive side of the ball...

Quarterback – The QBs got work in on drills, seven-on-seven and full team. They all had some shining moments and and they all showed some deficiencies at times. Tyrone Swoopes had a couple of the day's worst passes, but also may have had the best throw on a wheel route to a running back on a wheel route, threading the needle over the top of the outsretched arms of the defensive back. Hayden Rettig flashes a huge arm at times. When he has his feet right he has great velocity. Max Browne is the most consistent all-around. He throws a very catchable ball. His release is a little long, but can put the ball right on the money.

Running Back – Traditionally, All-American practices are tough to gauge talents at the position because of the lack of contact, but this group is simply special. Thomas Tyner looks like he has blazing speed and even though that is his claim to fame he has good size. Ezekiel Elliott looks to be an all-around great athlete at the position. Altee Tenpenny looks to be back to full go. Caught a great pass and turned it in to a long gain flashing his speed. He is put together and built like a protoype NFL back in the lower body.

Wide Receiver – On a team loaded with bigger-framed bodies it was actually the two guys with the slighter frames who made the biggest waves and seemed to be the toughest to cover in space. Steven Mitchell creates great separation as does Torii Hunter Jr. Both guys have soft hands. Big-bodies guys like Ricky Seals-Jones, Core Robinson, Jake Oliver were all solid, but did not separate from the pack as far as practice is concerned. RS-J seems to be a big part of the offensive and has a college ready frame. Listed as an athlete by most John Diarse, showcased some natural receiving skills. Its not fair to call Derrick Griffin big, because he is huge. Most feel like he was in between 6'7-6'8.

Offensive Line – The first guy that jumps to the forefront of my mind when talking linemen. He is a huge roadgrader that plays with a nasty streak. He is every bit of his listed 6'5, 320 pounds and carries it well. Kent Perkins did well in one-on-one competition holding off Joe Mathis and the very powerful A'Shawn Robinson. Nico Falah had great technique and it showed when he was able to fend off the speedy Torrodney Prevot coming off of the edge. Jake Raulerson was the smallest linemen in the group, but had a good day all-around. He played some center and will also long snap. He showed great quickness by getting off a snap and standing up Scott Pagano.

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