What would a three-day camp be without electing some MVPs or in this case, our Big Red Report top ten? Now, there are going to be some omissions from this list, such as Tyler Bullock and Derrick Russell. That is mostly because both of the Northstar standouts were only there for testing and some brief individual drills and part of being eligible for this is having to at least strapped it on and taken on a few of the fellow campers.
So, with that being taken into account, here is our compilation list of our top ten:
10 – Cody Habben
got worked out a lot by the coaches while he was in attendance. He didn't quite match up with Seth Jensen, but let's face it who would.
Cody has fairly good footwork and he was clearly one of the best
offensive linemen in the entire camp.
9 – Tommy Becker – Becker is a solid prospect, showing very good feet and lateral movement for a bigger linebacker, Tommy weighing around 240 pounds on 6 foot, 2 inch frame. In the individual drills Becker showed a good burst from the standing position and in the match-up drills, Tommy was aggressive and physical at the point of attack. There were few close to his size that could match up with him in intensity and physical strength.
8 – Noah Keller
is a kid who I had never heard of coming into camp. I don't think a lot of people had. He is a very hard nosed kid who has a
lot of comparisons to Makovicka, only his brothers didn't play at
7 – Greg Mehrer – Tall, but with a nice frame and a muscular build, Mehrer showed himself in 7 on 7 to be able to close on the ball as well as be able to reach out and get it. He's right around 6 foot, 3 inches tall, so that gave him an advantage over most his competition, but you still have to take advantage of it. He had reasonably good feet and change of direction and could project to the collegiate level as either a wideout or after a few pounds is added, possibly tight end. Greg is a good overall athlete and showed solid balance in everything he did over the three days.
6 – Justin Makovicka – He was only there for one day, but having seen him down in
5 – John Fisher
– This guy along with Bayer are my sleepers of the camp. They did a lot for the stock. Neither will probably get an offer, but
they might have gotten a hard enough look to receive a walk on opportunity at
4 – Jake Sharp – I think Sharp tested out better than any other athlete at the camp. He wowed everyone in attendance with his blazing speed and impressive burst. He has a lot of the tools you look for in a running back: speed, acceleration, toughness and hands. Sharp also can run very effective routes out of the backfield and has shown his versatility in high school returning punts. He is a little small for division one, but this kid caught the eye of the coaches and myself in particular.
3 – Jordan McMichael – McMichael was only in attendance for the first day of camp, yet he still makes our top ten list. That alone tells you all you need to know about the kid. He was simply one of the best athletes there. He didn't have the best testing day, but he more than made up for it on the actual football field. He carried his team is seven on seven drills, simply catching fades whenever they needed a touchdown. One of McMichael's biggest assets is his footwork; his first few steps are amazing and he runs routes precise for a tight end.
2 – Scott Bayer
1 – Seth Jensen – Expectations are usually bad, because often things just don't pan out the way you would have thought. Well, they did with Seth. Big, quick, physical, aggressive with solid feet and great hands; you can use any one or all of those to describe him and they would fit him to a tee. Plus, he's physically not even close to his potential and considering what he's able to do at this point, that's a scary thought for offenses that have to stop him. NU is recruiting him as a DE and honestly, I can't see him anyplace else. I think he's a natural for the position. This one has it all.