USAAAB: Thursday Practice Notes, UT Defense

A'Shawn Robinson and Antwuan Davis each capped off stellar practice weeks on Thursday. Come inside to read more.

A'Shawn Robinson

If Kent Perkins was the best Midlands player on offense at the Army Bowl practices, Robinson was probably the top overall player, a freakish combination of size, raw strength and athleticism. Robinson routinely caused issues for the offensive linemen, whether he was working at defensive end or at his more natural defensive tackle spot. Robinson could play either tackle spot in college, though he's probably most natural as a three-technique where he can use his quickness to get into gaps and his strength to finish plays. But wherever he goes, expect him to be double-teamed.

Antwuan Davis

Probably the most pleasant surprise of all the Texas players in attendance. Davis brought his 'A' game to every practice and was a difficult matchup for every wide receiver in an outstanding group. He and Ricky Seals-Jones had some outstanding battles over the final two days. And while Seals-Jones won his fair share of those, he could tell he was in a battle. While other corners began giving a sizable cushion to the 6-5 wideout, Davis never stopped walking up to the line and going for the jam. He stymied several receivers this week with that punch, and he showed the speed and fluidity to cover even when they beat that jam. I'm much, much higher on Davis than I was coming in.

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