FALL CAMP: DAY 17, EVENING REPORT

CORVALLIS -- Brandin Cooks continues to get a lot of work, Markus Wheaton caught everything thrown his way and Connor Hamlett had the catch of the day, maybe the catch of fall camp. Defensively, the secondary was making news as Ryan Hanford plays tough, Brian Watkins makes a pick, Ryan Murphy made two and Rashaad Reynolds has the POD on defense.

Practice Snapshot
6:30-7:00: Warm-ups and special teams
7:00-7:10: Position drills
7:10-8:00: Team (11-on-11, full field)
8:00-8:10: Position drills
8:10-8:20: 7-on-7
8:20-8:30: Team redzone
Running with the 1s on Day 17, Evening Session
OFFENSE
QB: Ryan Katz
RB: Malcolm Agnew
Split End: Markus Wheaton
Slotback: Jordan Bishop
Flanker: Brandin Cooks
Tight End: Colby Prince
Left Tackle: Mike Remmers
Left Guard: Michael Lamb
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


Running backs
Malcolm Agnew: Was the only back to run with the 1st team.
Ryan McCants: Didn't get any reps during the team session.
Storm Woods: I said yesterday that Woods will likely redshirt; I stand by that, but I have to admit he's looked impressive this week and is starting to get as many reps as Ward. I wouldn't COMPLETELY fit him for that redshirt just yet.

Quarterbacks:
Ryan Katz: Saw Katz run the read-option a little tonight, something I heard they would run this year back in the spring but hadn't seen much of.
Katz, Vaz and Mannion rotated series evenly during the team session (in that order).

Wide receivers:
Brandin Cooks: Ran with the 1s. He did a great job of getting open, but struggled a bit catching the ball. He dropped two consecutive throws from Mannion at one point – a tough ball that was well defended by Poyer, another in the end zone that he clearly should have caught. Cooks has been the recipient of a lot of work this week.
Wheaton: Beat Lance Mitchell for a touchdown during team. Didn't see any drops from Wheaton tonight.
Obum Gwacham: A little too casual in dropping a perfectly thrown deep ball during drills, but made up for it during team when he out-jumped Handford for a big-gainer.
Darrell Catchings and Geno Munoz: One thing I'll be looking for – after bringing this up in yesterday's post-scrimmage thoughts – is whether the coaches prefer Catchings or Munoz as the third second-team receiver (along with Gwacham and Cummings). I really don't think there's playing time available for both of them, so it'll be interesting if the coaches go with the 5th year senior or the fast-rising Munoz. Today, Munoz ran with the 2s first, but was replaced by Catchings the next time the 2s came out.

Offensive lineman:
Josh Andrews: Didn't see him anywhere tonight but not unexpected given the concussion he suffered in the AM session.
Tight ends:
Connor Hamlett: Had the catch of the day – perhaps the catch of the camp – when he hauled in a touchdown from Vaz with one hand. Running full steam, the ball was thrown a bit behind him. He reached back and snagged it, not even using his chest. Hamlett had a good session overall, catching several other passes including a one where he showed good run-after-the-catch ability.
Kellen Clute: Was on the sideline on crutches. He had a brace on his right knee.
Tyler Perry: DNP. His right knee was wrapped in some sort of bandage, but was walking around on his own with only a slight limp.

Secondary:
Ryan Hanford: Appeared to injure his hand when he broke up a Vaz pass during team, but returned a couple of series later. Later on, the Beavers got a little tricky and tried to beat Hanford but he didn't bite and Mannion had nowhere to go with the ball.

Brian Watkins: Just a few plays after Vaz and Gwachum beat Handford deep, they tried to beat Watkins. But the ball was badly overthrown and Watkins made an easy interception.
Ryan Murphy: Picked off a deep, overthrown Mannion pass intended for Gwachum. He later picked off Mannion again, this time when he was looking for Colby Prince. I'd be willing to bet Murphy leads the defense in interceptions so far this camp.
Rashaad Reynolds: Made the defensive play of the day when he hung stride-for-stride with Cooks and eventually out-jumped the freshman in the end zone to pick off a Katz pass.
Jordan Poyer: There's usually not a lot to note in fall camp coverage special teams play, but Poyer drew praise when he downed a Johnny Hekker punt inside the one-yard line. Many consider Poyer one of the best "gunners" in the conference; it'll be interesting to see if he makes some Pac-12 waves there this year.

Linebackers:
Cameron Collins: Blew up a pass to Agnew during team drills. Offensive line coach Mike Cavanaugh clearly wasn't happy that his cavalry let Collins through.
Shiloah Te'o: Left yesterday's scrimmage early and didn't practice today. Had a boot on his left foot, it looked like.


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