USAAAB: Bridgewater shines on Day Two

The East offense again showed the same big play ability they did yesterday and several guys had big day two's, including five-star Louisville-bound quarterback Teddy Bridgewater. Scout.com Midwest Analyst Allen Trieu has an update from the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.


The quarterbacks were solid on Day One, I thought they were really good on Day Two, at least in this morning session.

Even with all three doing well, Jacoby Brissett still stood out. His arm strength is great and I like his mechanics. He had one pass that he short hopped and came back and hit four straight on a rope. He also continues to throw the deep ball very well and show good pocket presence. If I had one knock on him today, it was that he was late delivering some passes in 11-11 work.

Teddy Bridgewater did a little of everything today from quarterback to wide receiver to safety and even return man. He's a very good athlete, but what stood out to me today was that he threw the ball better. He had more zip on his intermediate routes, and showed the same touch he did yesterday. When they went live, Bridgewater did very well running the zone read and scored three touchdowns. He's a glider with better speed than I was led to believe he had.


Teddy Bridgewater starred during Tuesday's U.S. Army All-American Bowl practice session. (Scout.com)
Phillip Ely was very accurate and consistent. He doesn't have a cannon arm, but he's steady and throws a very catchable ball. He also has a good sense of timing and hits receivers in stride. I thought he got better between day one and two.

This is a very good group of wide receivers. As a whole, they make big plays, but do drop some easy ones. Today, the Clemson guys, Sammy Watkins and Charone Peake again were running by defenders deep. Watkins still goes after too many passes with one hand and Peake also let a few easy ones get away, but also got downfield. He made a great catch on the sideline where he kept his feet in with a defender cutting underneath it.

Miles Shuler was explosive today getting deep and catching a few deep touchdowns. Shuler caught a great touchdown in traffic over top of a defender, even though he was giving up size to the bigger DB. Nickolas Brassell also showed the same deep sprinter speed he did on the first day. It would be interesting to see all the East receivers line up and race, because they all have legitimate speed.

Two of the bigger guys, Danny Woodson and Tobias Singleton also had good mornings. Woodson made a couple of tough grabs with defenders right on him, which you want to see a kid of his size do. Singleton did a nice job adjusting to a couple passes, including a back shoulder fade that he out jostled the defender on.

After starting slow yesterday, Nick O'Leary really stood out early today. He beat his man on a double move and caught the ball consistently all day.

Of the running backs, Dee Hart really stood out. He is explosive and got the corner and the edge several times and out ran the defense. Mike Blakely had a few nice inside runs, and James Wilder, who is battling broken ribs was limited again.

The offensive line performed well. Aundrey Walker stood out again. Today, we got to see him pull and lead on running plays and the big man showed he could move a little. When he got his hands on someone, they were done.

Brandon Shell continues to impress. He's long and impressive in pass protection and made the key blocks on two Bridgewater touchdown runs. Donovan Smith got beat a couple times but also won a few one on one battles.

Center Brian Bobek continues to lead the line and he was solid inside, but the defense did get some inside penetration. The guards, Tyler Moore and Landon Turner were able to open some holes for Hart and Blakely, but the D-Line got the best of this group in 1-1s.



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