From A(beln) to W(yatt), Part One

Here, we take a look at every player to take part on the USA U-19 team. Part one starts with Alec Abeln and ends with Sammy Douglas.

Alec Abeln, C (Missouri) — Heart-and-soul of the Team USA OL. Smart, athletic player who gets the angle on his blocks. A typical Missouri offensive lineman. Once he adds weight, could be really good.

Chase Abbington, LB/S (Missouri) — Athletic freak has played two positions down here. Picked off a few passes in practice, showed off speed in pursuit. Is now at free safety. Running back commit to Missouri.

Rodney Adams, WR (Florida) — Best skill position player here, with size, speed and hands. Has a complete receiver skill set and is competitive. Business-like approach. Led Team USA in receiving touchdowns.

Demarcus Ayers, WR (Washington State) — Has quickness and space skills, ideal for a Mike Leach slot. Raw as a receiver, but talent is visible. Was the Offensive MVP in two of Team USA's three games. Big-play threat.

Eric Beisel, LB — Probably the best linebacker on Team USA. Has frame, size, straight-line speed and an exceptional nose for the ball. Great frame, and plays with a nasty attitude.

Malique Belfort, WR — Best bad-ball receiver in attendance. Can go and get it. Good for highlight catch, and excels at finding space against the zone. Left the team after Game 1.

Bobby Billingsley, OL — Played guard this week, but probably projects as a center. Squat player with strength in his legs who generates push. Has a lot of power, and emerged as a starting offensive guard for Team USA.

Cameron Birse, QB — A late addition when Team USA needed a quarterback. Saw limited action behind the starter, but did throw two touchdowns in relief against Austria. Smart kid with a nice arm.

Hunter Bivin, OL (Notre Dame) — Maybe best player in attendance. Outstanding frame, is athletic and mean. Paves the way like an ideal RT should. Inside drills were often a Bivin pancake-fest.

Justin Bridges-Thompson, LB — Excellent athlete at outside linebacker. Has sideline-to-sideline range, and a knack for making the big defensive play. Did a great job of getting to the ball on sweeps.

Phil Clay, OL — Interior OL must get bigger and stronger at point of attack. Has had shining moments, usually in pass protection.

Reggie Chevis, LB (Texas A&M) — Built like a fullback at 6-1 245. Plays like one too, with great physicality, Destructive force between the tackles. Is still learning as a pass defender.

Tyler Colbert, DT — Could see more offers as year goes on. Decent feet for a 315-pound player. Holds his ground really well. Played a "power end" role for Team USA, but may project as a nose at the next level. Squat.

Kight Dallas, DE/LB (South Carolina) — Missed multiple practices with injured ankle. When in, showed strength at point of attack. Plays some DE here, is a more natural LB. Made a few nice plays once the games kicked off.

Ziad Damanhoury, OL — Listed as a defensive lineman, Damanhoury has been an offensive tackle here. Has an elite frame, and improved rapidly across this week. Raw, but plenty of potential.

Sammy Douglas, LB (TCU) — Definite Big 12 linebacker. Has fluid athleticism and can make plays in space. Has room to fill out on frame. Is bigger than 180-pound listed weight. Had multiple highlight hits once the games started, and picked off a pass.

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