Hop's Spring Practice Report - Day 4

With some raindrops falling and the threat of a wet field, the A&M football team worked indoors for the second day. Aggie Websider's David Sandhop has the latest analysis from spring practice - day 4.

With some raindrops falling and the threat of a wet field, the A&M football team worked indoors for the second day. Not a great deal to report, but there are a few nuggets.

Still no live 11-on-11 action in the early periods for us to see. In some 11-man pre-practice drills, the first OL unit had some changes and shifts:

RT - Germain Ifedi
RG - Joseph Cheek
C - Mike Matthews
LG - Garrett Gramling
LT - Cedric Ogbuehi

The second unit:

RT - Avery Gennessy
RG - Jermaine Eluemunor
C - Ben Compton
LG - Jeremiah Stuckey
LT - J.J. Gustafson

The receivers switched out some, but Speedy Noil was running with he first unit at times along with Ricky Seals-Jones. Malcolme Kennedy and Sabian Holmes also had reps with the 1's and 2's. Jaquay Williams and Kyrion Parker were on the side watching with what must be a minor injury.

I watched the QB's closely in these 11-man drills and in some net drills. If you are just judging the act of throwing the ball in drills, I've never seen a true freshman throw the ball as naturally and fluid as Kyle Allen. He is also accurate on EVERY pass. We're not talking warm-up 3/4 speed drills like the first three days. These were 11-man drills. And on a deep throw, he showed off a cannon.

Kenny Hill is extremely accurate as well and this will be a close battle when you compare physical skills, but in terms of a pure passer, I'll take Kyle Allen today. I can't tell you how impressive he was today. Now, we must tap the brakes. I'm not going to endorse ANY QB without seeing them in live action and under duress in the pocket. Digesting information quickly and remaining composed is a huge component, and we simply don't know how Allen will respond. I think he should be good when they go live, but you have to see it.

Oh, and nobody can cover Speedy. He's just too explosive. I was talking to Alan Weddell who was out at practice, and he said he's never seen a freshmen that was as physically mature and explosive as Noil. Coach WEddell is now retired and lives in West Columbia. He does some part-time coaching for Brazosport on Fridays, but that's it. He goes to all A&M home games and some road games. Great guy...

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