2018 WR Ja'Marr Chase (Gabe Brooks / SCOUT)

Top Offensive Performers at The Opening New Orleans Regional Camp

NEW ORLEANS -- Scout identifies top offensive performers from Sunday's The Opening New Orleans regional camp.


  • Terrace Marshall Jr. -- the No. 1 senior-to-be in the state of Louisiana performed as well as any prospect at Sunday's The Opening New Orleans regional camp, where he earned an invitation to The Opening Finals. The 6-foot-4, roughly 200-pound Marshall ran an impressive 4.53 laser-timed 40, then regularly beat defensive backs with his array of pass-catching abilities. He snagged two great grabs during the red-zone session and proved especially difficult to cover in his deep-middle routes. Marshall -- one of the nation's most sought-after receivers -- shows a rare smoothness and fluidity for a receiver with such a tall, long frame.


  • Ja'Marr Chase -- Chase performed great in a fairly loaded receiver group that could have easily overshadowed some of the participants. Not Chase, who used his broad, athletic 6-foot-1, 195-pound frame to beat DB's during 1-on-1 repetitions. In our opinion, Chase performed well enough to be considered for an invitation to The Opening Finals. Chase owns about 30 offers from all over the country, including ArkansasAuburnFlorida, LSU, Ole Miss, and many others.


  • Devonta Jason -- the Kansas four-star pledge was yet another outstanding receiver prospect. Jason measured 6-foot-3, 211 pounds and sometimes looked like a linebacker running at four-star receiver pace during 1-on-1's and half-skeleton. He's a big-bodied receiver with impressive body control for his size. Jason simply overwhelms many DB's with his size and athleticism.


  • Colson Yankoff -- the Idaho native entered the event as the highest-ranked quarterback in the 2018 Scout 300 and did not disappoint. Yankoff showed consistency and versatility in his Sunday performance, which we thought was as good as any of the quarterbacks in attendance. Yankoff is a top 15 QB nationally and did nothing at The Opening New Orleans 


  • Cameron Wire -- Wire was clearly the top offensive tackle type at Sunday's event. He is incredibly long and somewhat lean, but his lack of bulk didn't slow his consistency on this day. He gave ground efficiently in his kick-step and redirected well against anyone looking to gain leverage. It's no surprise Wire has well more than two dozen offers at this point. 


  • Jerome Carvin -- the Tennessee offensive lineman turned Scout's head upon arriving at the event Sunday because of his towering size and he was just as impressive during the long day of action. There may not have been an interior lineman more stout at the point of attack than Carvin, who sat down and anchored consistently against defenders of all types. Carvin also used his long arms to keep rushers at bay despite some missteps against the more agile opponents. 


  • Cedric Banks -- the Baton Rouge (La.) Southern Lab standout was the late-riser among offensive linemen at The Opening New Orleans. He was sort of lost in the shuffle early on, as several interior prospects looked good, but he separated himself as time wore on because of his effective punch at the point of attack. Banks, who was named O-line MVP, also provided some of the top finishes among competitors with his desire to not only win reps, but to bury the defender in the process.


  • Justin Rogers -- the top 2018 quarterback in Louisiana showed why he owns that title with a strong performance that earned him the Quarterback MVP and an invitation to the Elite 11 Finals. Rogers possesses a great frame for the position and made good throws to all levels during Sunday's action, varying velocities and trajectories as needed. Schools such as TCULSU, and North Carolina are among Rogers' numerous offers.


  • Kwatrivous Johnson -- the Mississippi State pledge was singled out by multiple defensive linemen Scout spoke with as the toughest opponent to face in Sunday's field. Long and top-heavy, he won nearly every rep he took once he got both hands on a pass-rusher. Johnson redirected better than his frame would suggest and has enough length and power to perhaps play tackle on either side at the next level.


  • Garland LaFrance -- the speedy running back/athlete recorded the event's best Nike Football Rating with a score of 124.50. At 5-foot-10, 169 pounds, LaFrance ran a 4.57 40 and a blistering 3.82-second shuttle. He also recorded a vertical leap of 39.8 inches and a powerball toss of 37.1 feet. LaFrance holds several FBS offers from programs such as Arkansas StateTulane, and ULM.

-- Scout's John Garcia contributed to this report.



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