Elite 11: The Buzz

BEAVERTON, Oregon - Quarterbacks were doing more than just passing the ball or working on their technique on Sunday. Scout takes a look at who shined in other areas...

Sure, it was mainly about passing, footwork, reading progressions, and bettering their game as a quarterback, but some of the top signal callers in the country did some other things on Sunday. Scout takes a look at who impressed the most in other areas at the Elite 11.

  • Command: Manny Wilkins - Arizona State
    When Wilkins called out the count, the receivers heard him with no problem. He spoke with confidence and it was easy to see his command in and out of the huddle.

  • Hands: Deshaun Watson - Clemson
    Watson is a natural athlete and it showed when quarterbacks were running routes and catching passes today. He really caught the ball well and looked very natural pulling the ball into his body.

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  • Most Receiver-Like: Jerrod Heard - Texas
    This young man has some feet. He was dancing around before running a route and that is all we needed to see. One of his strengths is running and mobility and that was easy to see. He got open easily today in skeleton drills, but he likely would have been open if their were a few defensive backs out there.

  • Might Tight end-Like: Keller Chryst - Stanford
    This one was easy - Christ looks the part somewhat, he got down in a tight end stance a few times, and he caught a few would-be touchdown passes acting as a tight end during the drills today.

  • The Joker: Kyle Allen - Texas A&M There are a few quarterbacks that appear to be very loose and comfortable in this setting, but none more than Allen. When he is not delivering a beautiful ball to a receiver, he is laughing, smiling, and constantly cutting up with the other signal callers and coaches.

  • School Spirit: Will Grier - Florida / Jacob Park - Georgia
    This one is a tie. Grier had on the floppy Florida hat with a gator on the front and Park had a black Georgia baseball cap with a bulldog in the center. Both were showing all the school they are currently committed to.

  • Mr. Smooth: Stephen Collier - Ohio State
    Collier that has that aura about him on the field this week. He bounces the ball around like he is on the basketball court, he has the hat on backwards, he jogs with that swag, and he is just a quiet kid with that confidence you like.

  • Most Imposing: David Cornwell - Alabama
    This young man is big - very big. He is listed at 6-foot-5, 215 pounds, but that 215 pounds looks very generous depending on how you look at it. He looks more like 240 pounds or so right now, if not a little heavier. He is a big kid with a big arm.

  • Team Guy: Sean White
    When other campers do something well, White is quick to pat them on the back, give them a compliment, or point out their positive performance. He is a positive young man, he plays with that, and this well help him be successful.

  • Awakening Sleeper: David Blough - Purdue
    This young man could really surprise those Boilermaker fans when he gets to Lafayette. He was really considered strongly for a top five performer on Sunday and he is a real competitor with some skills at quarterback.

    National Recruiting Analyst Brandon Huffman contributed to this feature.


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