FALL CAMP: DAY 15 EVENING SESSION

CORVALLIS – There hasn't been quite as much noise from Geno Munoz this fall camp as some of the other Oregon State receivers. But the star of Monday evening's practice certainly went about changing that. Long passes, short routes, reeling in footballs by his fingernails, Munoz was doing it all – so much so when he finally missed one, the entire team let out a collective gasp of surprise.

Practice Snapshot:
6:30-7:20: Warmups/position work
7:20-7:40: Team (move the ball, incorporate special teams)
7:40: Skeleton
7:50-8:00: Team
8:00: Position work
8:05: Skeleton (7-on-7)
8:10: Team redzone
8:20: Practice over

OFFENSE
QB: Ryan Katz
RB: Ryan McCants
Split End: Markus Wheaton
Slotback: Jordan Bishop
Flanker: Obum Gwacham
Tight End: Colby Prince
Left Tackle: Mike Remmers
Left Guard: Josh Andrews
Center: Grant Johnson
Right Guard: Burke Ellis
Right Tackle: Colin Kelly

DEFENSE
Left End: Taylor Henry
Left Tackle: Andrew Seumalo
Right Tackle: Castro Masaniai
Right End: Scott Crichton
SLB: Cameron Collins
MLB: Feti Unga
WLB: Michael Doctor
LCB: Jordan Poyer
S: Anthony Watkins
S: Lance Mitchell
RCB: Rashaad Reynolds

Injuries:
Other than the usual suspects (D.J. Welch, Brandon Hardin, Kevin Frahm, etc.) and Tyler Trosin (sick), nearly everyone practiced Monday evening.

If no one else gets hurt between now and Sacramento State, the group that ran with the 1s Monday evening could very well, in my opinion, based on who has been running with the 1s and how fall camp has played out, be the group that takes the field September 3 for the first snaps -- with the exception of Masaniai, who will be serving his one-game suspension.
Wide receivers
Geno Munoz: Star of the practice, without question.

Munoz hauled in four 40-plus yard receptions, beating second-string corner Ryan Handford three times – twice during 7-on-7, once during team – and second-string safety Ryan Murphy.

He also reeled in several shorter passes, including a leaping catch while tip-toeing the sidelines. When Munoz finally dropped one – one that bounced off his chest toward the end of practice – his teammates let out a collective "ohhhh," as if to say "about time!"

Brandin Cooks: He didn't have any catches during the 7-on-7 or team sessions, but he had a leaping/twisting grab during the route running session.

Obum Gwacham: Munoz and Markus Wheaton had a field day with the deep passes, but Gwacham was unable to reel in the two deep balls thrown his way. He's still learning how to use his height to his advantage, and seems a bit awkward when trying to haul in some catches. He doesn't appear to have the breakaway speed of a Wheaton either, but he has shown so far this camp he's on his way to becoming a potential contributor.

Darrell Catchings: He's getting the opportunities, but just hasn't been able to make much of them in camp thus far. While he did have one great catch that drew praise from the coaches on Monday evening, he had a drop and pulled up short on a route over the middle, perhaps hearing the defender's footsteps.

Linebackers
Cameron Collins: Full participant, as he was this morning; something we haven't seen from Collins this camp.

Barring a setback, it appears Collins (abdominal surgery) would be good to go vs. Sacramento State. It would, however, be nice to see the Beavs take care of business early and get Collins and as many 1s as possible a place on the bench as soon as possible against Sac State in advance of Week 2's opponent – Wisconsin.

Secondary
Ryan Handford: He was picked on all evening by the Oregon State quarterbacks, who were riding the hot hand of the man Hanford was matched up against, Munoz. Hanford did salvage something, though…

Indeed, Handford fought back to turn in the defensive play of the day, on the very last play of the day, when he picked off a pass in the end zone intended from Obum Gwacham.

Jordan Poyer: Was beat deep once on a Katz-to-Wheaton connection, but had several nice breakups on the night, including a Katz-to-Bishop pass in the end zone that Poyer got his hand in on.

Rashaad Reynolds: Showed nice cover skills when he went stride-for-stride with Gwacham on a deep ball, eventually knocking it down. Was beaten on one route in the end zone by Jordan Bishop -- Lance Mitchell had some teaching words for Reynolds after the play.

Tyrequek Zimmerman: Ran strictly with the 2s tonight. It appears he's solidified himself behind starter Anthony Watkins on the depth chart, while Ryan Murphy is the man behind Mitchell. (Murphy looks to be the safety off the bench.) Zimmerman hung nicely with Darrell Catchings on one deep ball, but he also may have gotten away with pass interference.

Tight ends:
Colby Prince dropped what would have been a touchdown during the team redzone session, as did Connor Hamlett. The tight ends have a lot of things to remember, a lot of assignments. But that's still the gig. Hamlett also blocked on a play when he was supposed to run a route; he was almost nailed in the back of the head with the pass.

Joe Halahuni: Participated in 7-on-7 on a limited basis.

Running Backs
It's hard to judge the running backs when it's not full contact – especially hard when the offense is mainly just airing it out – but Malcolm Agnew had a few impressive runs on the evening, looking the swiftest of the OSU swine carriers.

Quarterbacks
Ryan Katz: Didn't take as many reps as we've seen him take, splitting time during the team session with both Vaz and Mannion (and probably getting less reps than the two of them). But he did connect deep with Munoz (who didn't?) and Wheaton a couple of times.

Sean Mannion and Cody Vaz both saw a good number of reps, and it didn't appear one or the other had a leg-up. (Vaz is listed as No. 2 on the depth chart, but the 6-foot-5 Mannion had a great week in Vaz' absence last week.)

Vaz: While it was Mannion who got all the praise Saturday when Vaz and Katz sat out, it was Vaz who looked good Monday evening, as it was he who delivered the most deep balls to Munoz.


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