Opening Chicago: Offensive Report

The Michigan Insider crew breaks down the top offensive performers form today's Nike Football Opening Regional Chicago.

ADDISON, Ill. -- Nike's annual combine held just outside of Chicago didn't disappoint today. It was loaded with talented players from across the country, with many of them having notable interest Michigan.

Below is a complete breakdown of the top offensive players involved in the all-day event with instant analysis from The Michigan Insider crew.

Sam's take: Michigan quarterback commit Brandon Peters showed impressive arm strength throughout the day, often drawing praise from camp instructors for the nice zip he put on the football. That said, his accuracy was up and down and he was high with many of his passes. He did find some semblance of consistency during 7-on-7 action at the end of day, during which he was much more accurate form Avon (Ind.) four-star standout.

Josh's take: Future Louisville Cardinal Desmond Fitzpatrick didn't walk away with camp MVP honors, but some could argue he could have. He does everything well. His footwork, as usual, was the best of any receivers in camp. He can go up and get the ball with the best of them. He doesn't have top-end speed, but has enough to blow by most opponents. Overall, the Farmington (Mich.) WR had a great day at camp.

Josh's take: King 2016 WR Donnie Corley didn't win camp MVP, however, he did walk away with an invite to The Opening this July. The talented four-star receiver showcased nice speed and burst off the line. He won most of his 1-on-1 match-ups throughout the day. He said his recruitment with Michigan has cooled as of late, but that has nothing to do with how well he played today. He's a legit four-star.

Josh's take: What Orchard Lake (Mich.) St. Mary's 2017 WR K.J. Hamler lacks in size -- he makes up for with his play making skills off the edge. Hamler is simply just too quick for most of his opponents. Your only chance is to press him at the line of scrimmage, or else the speedy WR will blow right past you. His play today won him camp MVP honors in his position group. While he didn't earn an invite to The Opening, his play most certainly did.

Sam's take: Detroit (Mich.) Cass Tech offensive guard Michael "Big Mike” Onwenu showed his normal versatility by working on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball. However, O-line is where the four-star product shines the brightest. The 6-2, 290-pounder kicked out and played tackle and struggled his first couple of reps in 1-on-1 action. Then later in the session after a bit of coaching he matched up with arguably the top-performing defensive lineman on the day, Fort Wayne (Ind.) standout Auston Robertson. Onwenu showed impressive lateral quickness and a stiff punch in stuffing Robertson in back to back reps. We only observed Robertson lose only one other rep, making Onwenu’s showing that much more impressive.

Sam's take: Hartland (Wisc.) Arrowhead offensive lineman Ben Bredeson showed all the impressive physical traits that have him rated so highly – good size, impressive strength, and bends well. He also showed why he is viewed more as a guard prospect. He had problems blocking Robinson off the edge (most of the other linemen did too). He also isn’t experienced in a camp setting where wide-nine rushers have an advantage.

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