Michigan quarterback signee Jason Foricer plays catch with little brother, Tate, at the Stanford Nike Camp.
Best of: the best weather. This Saturday was no exception: another of the endless California coastal days of upper-79's sunshine with low humidity.
Worst of: This combine always has so many kids as to be almost impossible. There were probably 600 kids out there on this day, plus the usual dozens os college coaches -- including a strong contingent of three University of Michigan coaches.
Best of: the weather.
Worst of: the fences around the Stanford practice fields keep the onlookers the furthest from the action of all the combines we attend, That, plus the number of kids in attendance, makes finding the 'gems' on the field extremely taxing -- not for the less-than-rabid reporter.
Best of: usually, the Stanford is the best of all combines for skill players. This year, however, it was the:
Worst of: perhaps the weakest of the Nike Combines we've attended this year, including in skill players.
However, that said, we have a Top Three performers at the combine, head-and-shoulders above the others.
Safety Taylor Mays of Seattle
No. 1-A. Seattle safety Taylor Mays. At a true 6-foot-3, 215 pounds, he is the biggest defensive back we've seen this spring. He is not muscularly matured/ filled out, but his agility for his size is outstanding. He reminds us or a little bigger Jamar Adams at the same age. On several occasions during the day, we talked to Taylor and his daddy, a former Washington Husky and NFL player. We will bring you more on Mays soon, with photos.
|Wide reciever/tight end David Ausberry of Lemoore, Calif.|
Running back/defensive back DeMarco Murray of Las Vegas.
No. 3. Vegas running back DeMarco Murray from Bishop Gorman High School. The 6-foot-0, 190-pound Murray was actually disappointed in his performance for the day, but to us he looked like his usual silky-smooth 'glider' type of running back. Demarco makes it all look easy out there. We spoke a couple times to Demarco, and to his head coach David White, and, as with the others, we will have more.
Quarterback Chris Forcier (left) and receiver
Menelik Holt of San Diego.
Photos by Don Hoekwater / GoBlueWolverine.com Staff