Strength #1 of the East Team. The defensive backs. Watching Justin King and Victor Harris, plus Bryan Evans ... King is FAST but not really physical. Harris is PHYSICAL and almost as fast as King. Evans, at 2nd team, is also very good.
Strength #2 of the East Team. WOULD'VE been wide receivers. But Fred Rouse was taken to the hospital with a foot injury. And Nyan Boatang is still limping on a nasty-looking ankle (had a bad break before his senior season started). Rouse was very fast at 6-4+ and Boatang, even on a bum ankle, shows flashes of being smooth and fast. Note: they could've used Antonio Bass out there, especially with these two guys hurt.
Strength #3. The offensive line. Dan Doering, Dace Richardson and Marcus Slocum as GUARDS! And Alex Boone and Chris Scott as the BIG GUY OT's. And Michael Oher (OC) may be the best of the bunch.
Note: there is no Kevin Grady on the team at running back (altho Rashard Mendenhall made the reception of the day, a one-hander). And at quarterback, Greg Paulus, Jon Crompton and Jake Christianson are not Chad Hennes.
One more note: interesting (in a perverse, cry-me-a-river sort of way) to watch the East LB's: Derek Nicholson, Rico McCoy, Brian Cushing and Jerome Hayes. All former Michigan recruits!
Most impressive on the first day: McCoy. Best looking athlete overall: Hayes.
GBW's East Practice Scouting Report: Day One
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