David Cornwell was the unanimous MVP and showed a lot of energy at the NFTC, quick to give praise to his receivers for good routes and great catches. Desmon White was not the biggest on the field, listed at 5-foot-8, 150 pounds, but was hot in the one-on-one drills finding receivers, who were matched up with the most elite defensive backs. Quentin Gibson turned in another solid day. He was arguably the most consistent arm throughout the two days combined.
After struggling somewhat at the Elite 11 camp both Grayson Muehlstein and Patrick Mahomes had better days at the NFTC. Muehlstein at one point completed three or four passes in a row, showing the ability to step up with completion in front of him. Mahomes did not get placed in the top grouping, but watching him shake off some of his baseball form, he was the most dialed in of the second grouping, making some nice plays.
Traveling all the way from the state of Florida, St. Thomas Aquinas athlete Mardre London was named the MVP for the running back position. And was more than deserving as he was solid for most of the day. Nice hands and quick feet in drills. He also made a couple of great catches as well. Arguably, Sulphur Springs' Willy Ivery could have shared in these honors as his performance was equally impressive, especially when the group broke out into passing drills where he was consistently making plays. He was tough to impossible for linebackers to cover in a one-on-one situation.
One player with a nice blend of size and speed was Vic Enwere, who may end up being one of the more highly recruited him players in the state at the position. He knows how to take on tacklers and stays low in and out his breaks through drills.
Malachi Dupre led all of the receivers. He has a nice blend of size and skills. He had some remarkable battles with major defensive back recruits. He is strong and gets off the jam well, so he had defensive backs playing off of him more and more as the day went long. While Dupre walked away with MVP honors, Kd Cannon had every right to stake his claim. He is not the biggest of the bunch, but do not let that fool you, because his hands are huge and strong. He is super quick and that puts pressure on defensive backs to respect him in all facets of the game.
Bigger-bodied receivers Jakari Dillard and Lorenzo Joe were both on top of their games as well. Dillard is a great possession style receiver, who has the ability to torch defenses deep over the middle of the field. He also created great separation. Joe plays quarterback mostly now in high school, but has kept his receiver skills sharp. He ran the best rout of the day on a speed out, where he was able to sink his hips in to his break, a text book route that only equals a possible reception if the quarterback puts the ball in the right spot, which he did.
Jacob Bragg walked away with the MVP honors and he looked like he was playing with a bit of a chip on his shoulder. He completely stymied players at the point of contact, not allowing them to whiff the bag. Demetrius Knox was extremely impressive. He played guard in the one-on-ones, where he showed great agility and quickness. He is a big dude, but looks like he could carry more weight very easily.
Coming in from Arkansas was Curtis Parker, who was a center prospect that played with some vigor. Watched him take three reps in the one-on-one without being beaten. He is quick coming off the snap and stays low and balanced allowing him to take on a bull rush and hold his position.
Ahmard Vital contributed to this report.