Camp Quick Hitters: Day Three

Some quick hits from this mornings Saturday pre-season camp as players are standing out early on in the first few days of practice as they put on pads today.

The Missouri Tigers hit the field for the first time in pads on Saturday morning and were excited on their 3rd day of pre-season Fall practice to be a little more physical.

Today seemed to be QB James Franklin's best day of practice as he continues to get better every day. He looks he best in 11 on 11 action with his decision making and ability to pull the ball down and run when receivers are covered. It is definitely an added dimension to the offense over last season.

Franklin will make the option game a legitimate threat in the offense not only with his running ability, but he timing and ability to make good decisions and pitch the ball at the right time. He looks smooth running it.

He is also looking very good throwing the deep ball and puts a nice touch and placement on it.

Franklin will make the option game a legitimate threat in the offense not only with his running ability, but he timing and ability to make good decisions and pitch the ball at the right time. He looks smooth running it.

He is also looking very good throwing the deep ball and puts a nice touch and placement on it.

Ashton Glaser continues to look like the #2 guy at the moment with his play early.

Corbin Berkstresser has a ton of ability, but is still looking like a freshman making a great play and then doing something that surprises you. He will get there in due time.

Jimmy Costello looked like the rust was coming off a little more today.

Henry Josey stood out among the running backs and had a good day.

Kendial Lawrence continues to be impressive early on with his cutback ability and seems quicker and shows good burst.

Speaking of running backs, 2012 commit Morgan Steward was watching practice. Steward is bigger then all of the current backs with the exception of Greg White. His size and speed he will bring will be different then what Tiger fans will see this season.

Jerrell Jackson continues to look like he will have a very good senior season. He has looked very consistent and has been making nice catches so far. He seems to be connecting well with James Franklin.

Jimmie Hunt stood out at the H-receiver spot today. He showed an elusiveness and ability to make people miss after the catch that no other receiver on the team may have. He was also fielding punts along with T.J. Moe on the day and looked very good.

'L'Damien Washington may be the fastest receiver on the team. He has gotten bigger and looks like a threat to stretch the field. He got deep on one play today for a touchdown. More to come on him.

Wesley Leftwich also was able to get behind the defense for a touchdown pass. He was so far ahead of his defender that he was able to turn and catch the ball on an athletic play on a ball not thrown directly to him before the defense could catch up.

Both have reportedly run in the 4.3's this off season.

Bud Sasser continues to show that he needs to play this year.

Gahn McGaffie and Eric Waters were wearing red pullovers with minor injuries.

The defensive lineman had a good day in 1 on 1's.

Dominique Hamilton looks like he will have a break out season if he stays healthy and continues on this path. He is showing great quickness and technique early on.

Jimmy Burge had a good day and looks like he is going to fight to hold on to his #2 spot.

Marvin Foster also looked good.

There appears to be no drop-off between the 1st and 2nd team at defensive end early. Sam and Ealy look very good.

Andrew Wilson looks like he will hold onto his starting SAM spot based on his play.

Luke Lambert looks solid at the #1 MIKE spot

Of the young linebackers Kentrell Brothers looks the most prepared to play early.

The second team offensive line continues to look impressive with young players like Gatti, Morse and Freeman. It would be nice to see Demien make a move this camp.

Besides Boddie, who had the advantage of being here early, Connor McGovern and Tyler Chappell look very good among the new O-linemen. McGovern probably has the ability to wind up 3rd team at center by the end of camp.

Kenji Jackson had an outstanding day among the defensive backs with two nice pass break-ups, including separating Jerrell Jackson from the ball with a hit.

A full report is coming soon.


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