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

Taking a look at every player to play or practice as part of the USA U-19 team. The third, and final part, starts with Ethan Pocic, and ends with Desmond Wyatt.

Ethan Pocic, OL (LSU) — One of top overall players. Pocic has seen time at left tackle, protecting quarterbacks' blind sides, and at guard, creating room to run. Versatile and talented. Was a starter at tackle, but moved to guard to help the team.

Malik Rucker, DB (Iowa) — Hybrid player has corner skills and safety skills. Breaks on the ball well, and isn't afraid to pad-up on the ball-carrier. Had one of the biggest hits in practice all week.

Brayden Scott, QB (Memphis) — Has moxie by the pound. Throws a nice ball. Better than advertised runner. A leader. Won Team MVP honors after throwing the ball well against Austria. Started all three games.

Darius Sims, CB (Vanderbilt) — Biggest impact has been in return game. Great quickness and suddenness. Returned a punt for a touchdown, only to have it called back for a penalty behind the play.

Durham Smythe, TE (Texas) — Shows willingness as a blocker, but excels as a receiver, where his athleticism, size, route-running and hands make him a tough cover. Had his best game against Canada, but showed flashes all week.

Reggie Spearman, LB — Made a few plays in pursuit that showed off straight-line speed. Is at his best moving forward, can provide pressure as a blitzer. Can get a bit excited, but was in right place and had nice athleticism.

Logan Stott, OL (Arizona) — Football equivalent of contact hitter in baseball. Isn't overpowering, but makes the right block and gets into the right position. Solid backup the past two weeks.

Logan Tuley-Tillman, OL (Michigan) — Massive tackle might make better guard at next level because of pop at point of attack. Can move linemen in the run game. Moved around during the practice week, eventually settled in as starting left tackle.

Cameron Van Winkle, K/P (Washington) — Drilled 40-yard field goals all week with minimal effort, even hitting a 60-yarder. Better as a kicker than as a punter, but had his moments at the latter position as well.

Cameron Walker, CB — Walker was probably the best cornerback in attendance. Isn't blazing fast, but has transitional quickness and cover skills. Earned the starting spot opposite Tavares Garner.

Tyler Willis, S (Indianapolis) — Short and thick, Willis is better in run support than against athletes in space. Not afraid to come up and hit. A heady player, Willis already knew the defense and served as a resource for the other players.

Jesus Wilson, WR (Florida State) — Outstanding space player. High-level speed and quickness. Big-play guy on jet sweeps and in passing game. Returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown. Great fit for Florida State.

Lorenzo Woodley, RB — Biggest back here. Has smooth feet, sets up hole well and displays vision. Didn't break free a lot in practice, but has speed in the open field, as he displayed in breaking a 47-yard touchdown run against Austria.

Desmond Wyatt, WR — Best route-runner in attendance. Wyatt has been consistent and has impressed with speed and ability to get open. Earned a spot as a starter when Team USA lost two receivers. Underrated.

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