Such was the case again Wednesday when the defensive linemen – highlighted by Alabama commit Darius Paige barreling over Marshall commit Cody Collins and a beautiful spin move by Wisconsin commit Chikwe Obasih – went down the line taking apart the offensive line.
The streak hit a bump when Notre Dame commit Mike McGlinchey stoned Wisconsin commit Alec James on an inside move, but it started again with the next round. Again, the highlight was Paige bull-rushing through South Carolina commit Bryce King and ended with Auburn commit Tashawn Bower pushing uncommitted Joshua Outlaw into the backfield.
The defense was the drill 6-2.
The first unit offensive line consisted of McGlichey at left tackle, South Carolina commit D.J. Park at left guard, Collins at center, Nebraska commit Zach Hannon at right guard and Virginia Tech commit Braxton Pfaff at right tackle if he is healthy, or Tennessee commit Austin Stevens.
The quarterbacks continued to be inconsistent. Notre Dame commit Malik Zaire had problems with his accuracy and the ball isn't poppin' out of his hand. Afterward, he was icing his throwing shoulder. But he is electric when he pulls the ball down and runs.
Florida State receiver commit Levonte Whitfield showcased his speed on special teams, but he also caught a few passes in the team period and uncommitted tight end Arshad Jackson got off the line of scrimmage well and in the passing game and also had a few nice blocks. His day was highlighted by a nifty catch running along the back of the end zone.
Uncommitted running back David Williams had his best day as he squeezed through holes during run-game practice and also got the edge to showcase his extra gear and ability to turn up the field.
The East's linebackers continued to struggle, especially in coverage.
In the secondary, Notre Dame commit Devin Butler was strong in coverage and had several pass breakups. Oklahoma commit Ahmad Thomas continued his impressive string of play and continued to close well on receivers when the ball was in the air.
Finally, Auburn commit Jimmy Hutchinson put his big right leg on display as he boomed punt after punt, taking advantage of perfect kicking conditions and getting a nice mix of distance and hang time as the ball continually turned over.