O-D Bowl: Michigan Practice Notes

2014 Michigan commits Chase Winovich & Lawrence Marshall showed well in practice Wednesday, some evaluations of their reps inside.

APOPKA, Fla.—It was a rainy, muddy Wednesday down at the Offense/Defense Bowl practice Wednesday morning and into the afternoon.

2014 Michigan commitments Chase Winovich and Lawrence Marshall were two of the standouts in an underrated field of All-Americans getting some work in in practice.

Below are some notes from the action:

Chase Winovich | OLB | 4-star 

As seen in practice video from Wednesday, Winovich's weight is currently down to 208 after dropping some during football season and now into basketball season. Despite the weight loss, Winovich's athleticism and ability to run sideline to sideline stands out. In 1-on-1's, Winovich ran step for step with a wide receiver down the sideline and into the corner of the endzone before making a leaping and juggling one handed interception, a full display of what he's capable of in the open field. During shell drills Winovich was unafraid of taking blocks head on, filling the gap and looking to make a play in the back field. Winovich will easily be able to add strength once he arrives in Ann Arbor and with the current athleticism to go with it, the outside linebacker depth chart will be adding a good one.

Lawrence Marshall | DE | 4-star

Forced to play inside on the defensive line because he is physically one of the biggest players in attendance at the Offense/Defense Bowl, Marshall looked to have added some strength since his senior year at Southfield (Mich.) high school. Marshall looked comfortable and capable of taking on double teams by the center and guard, over powering them or standing his ground on nearly every rep. When it came time to showcase his athleticism, Marshall again didn't disappoint, able to blow by some of the stiff guards looking to slow him down and get directly to the running back in the back field. In pass rush situations, Marshall is still learning the technique and will get some more help once he arrives in Ann Arbor but already utilizes his hands very well to shed blockers.

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