The Opening: Top 10 Offense

BEAVERTON, Ore. -- Day two of The Opening brought out the best in several highly regarded offensive players, many of which made big plays for their squads. The Scout team voted and here are the ten chosen as the best from the day.

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The action at The Opening heated up Tuesday as the day was filled with 7-on-7 competition, and FOXSportsNEXT takes a look at the Top 10 performers on offense.

Josh Malone, WR, Station Camp High, Gallatin, Tenn.
Skinny: The four-star Malone remains open to dozens of schools, and it was easy to see why so many want him. He was natural and fluid, and he ran pristine routes. He showed very good hands and got off jams well. His release from the line of scrimmage was very good, and at times he waited a moment, then blew past the cornerback at the line of scrimmage.

Keller Chryst, QB, Palo Alto (Calif.) High
Skinny: Chryst, a Stanford commit and the No. 2 quarterback in the class, was impressive. He showed a strong arm and nice touch. The ball came out of his hand easily and he was accurate with his passes down the field and on intermediate routes. Chryst is a big and strong, and he showed good leadership of the offense.

Kyle Allen, QB, Desert Mountain High, Scottsdale, Ariz.
Skinny: Allen is the nation's No. 1 quarterback, and the Texas A&M commit showed why he deserves the ranking. Allen made quick decisions and was precise with his passes. He threw the deep ball well and was able to fit throws into tight windows. He threw the ball with touch when need be, and when he wasn't in, his team struggled to move the ball. Success in 7-on-7s is based on making decisions quickly, and he was able to do it.

Budda Baker, WR, Bellevue (Wash.) High
Skinny: Baker was sensational. He showed tremendous athleticism and top-end speed as a slot receiver, and his acceleration was eye-popping. He got behind defensive backs and finished plays by making the catch. There were times were he was impossible to cover, and the highlight of his day was a tremendous catch in the back of the end zone in the early going.

Joe Mixon, RB, Freedom High, Oakley, Calif.
Skinny: It isn't easy for a running back to stand out in a 7-on-7, but Mixon did it. He is big, runs fluidly, is comfortable catching the ball and turns up field in a hurry. He had soft hands and made a few difficult catches look easy. He is explosive, changes direction well and is ability to catch the ball out of the backfield is a weapon.

David Blough, QB, Creek View High, Carrollton, Texas
Skinny: Blough, a Purdue commit, was solid in many areas. He's not the biggest passer and doesn't have the biggest arm, but he did a lot of things well and he was consistent. He completed the deep post, he was accurate, a team leader, performed well under pressure and took the underdog mentality and excelled in that role.

Erik Brown, WR, Summit High, Fontana, Calif.
Skinny: Brown caught touchdowns, and then he caught some more, then a few more. It was that kind of day for the four-star receiver, who capped his day by announcing his commitment to Washington. Brown is long, catches the ball effortlessly, is a pure route runner and understands how to get open. He doesn't fight the ball, and is very sure-handed and natural as a pass catcher.

Trevion Thompson, WR, Hillside High, Durham, N.C.
Skinny: Thompson played on a loaded team, and he stood out at receiver. The four-star prospect was open all day. He did it on underneath routes, intermediate routes and when he needed to stretch the field. He also performed well in the red zone as he ran very good routes, came out of breaks well and showcased his length and very good body control.

Kd Cannon, WR, Mt. Pleasant (Texas) High
Skinny: The four-star Cannon made getting open and catching passes look easy. He is fast and he got off the line of scrimmage in a blur. He was smooth in his route-running and even with the secondary expecting it and playing against his speed, he was able to get behind them. He made plenty of big plays.

Malachi Dupre, WR, John Curtis Christian High, River Ridge, La.
Skinny: There are reasons Dupre is one of three five-star receivers in the nation, and they were on display. Dupre catches the ball on the high point and is aggressive in going after it. He did a great job tracking passes and using his 40-plus inch vertical leap to make the day miserable for defensive backs.

FOXSportsNEXT's recruiting team of Brandon Huffman, Greg Biggins, Chad Simmons, Allen Trieu, Jamie Newberg and Greg Powers helped in compiling the list.


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