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Who were some of the top offensive targets at the Houston NFTC camp this past weekend?

J.W. Ketchum

At 5-11.5, and with a rocket (but inconsistent) arm, Ketchum is an exceptional athlete who happens to be a developmental quarterback prospect. He's capable of making any throw that requires velocity … when he's confident, steps into his throw and generates RPMs, he can make NFL throws like the deep out. His primary issue at this point is inconsistency, which leads to accuracy issues, and he struggles at times to make throws with touch. But when you add in the fact that Ketchum is one of the state's most explosive athletes with the ball in his hands, he's somebody worth looking at as a zone-read type guy … even if he doesn't pan out, you wind up with an explosive guy who is just under 6-feet barefoot and around 200 pounds. You can do a lot with that kind of player, from running back to receiver to safety. He wants to play quarterback though, and somebody (potentially Texas, who has offered him as a QB) will give him at least a cursory look there.

Kameron Martin

Martin hasn't received a Texas offer to this point, though certainly the Longhorns have been in hot pursuit of the 2016 prospect. Martin showed why over the weekend, running an electronic 40-yard dash in the 4.5s and catching the ball nicely out of the backfield. In addition to his speed, he's a fluid kid capable of changing direction nicely. There's only so much a running back can show in a camp setting without pads, but Martin looks the part of a young scatback with potential.

Kemah Siverand

As the lone receiver in attendance with a Texas offer, a bunch of eyes were on the Cypress Ridge product. Siverand is what I'd call a plus guy, in that he doesn't do anything exceptionally well, but he seems to do everything well, or in baseball terms, in a plus manner (in baseball, plus-plus is used to describe an elite talent, like a pitcher having a plus-plus fastball). Siverand separates when he cuts, he catches the ball well, shows good speed and decent size at 6-foot with a strong, muscular frame. There's not one thing that jumps out as an elite skill, but there also really didn't appear to be weaknesses to his game, either.

Derrick Dillon

Dillon was probably the prospect I was most interested in seeing, particularly after watching his outstanding junior tape from Pine (La.), where he showcased fantastic speed and acceleration. He didn't disappoint, displaying the ability to create massive separation in and out of his breaks with his explosiveness. He said he ran 4.52, an outstanding electric time, though one he was disappointed with. There's some rawness there, as Dillon plays quarterback for Pine, but he has the tools you love to see from an athleticism standpoint. Dillon doesn't have a Texas offer, though he could receive one soon.

John Humphrey

Texas hasn't offered Humphrey, who reportedly ran sub-4.4 seconds in the 40-yard dash (the official times haven't been released yet). Because of that speed, Humphrey, who stands 5-10 and weighs less than 170 pounds, is going to be an intriguing prospect for somebody. He doesn't always separate like you'd think a guy running 4.3 would, and at times, he struggled to get off jams. He also doesn't catch the ball naturally, meaning a potential move to defensive back could occur. Either way, he'll be one to watch.

Jordan Davis

Davis was an impressive-looking specimen when he was at Texas camp last year and checked in at 6-3 247. Now, he's significantly bigger at 6-5 255, and he still shows an ability to beat defenders in man coverage. It's a heck of a security blanket when you have a player that big, who realizes he's that big and is able to use his frame and short-area athleticism to post up smaller defenders for easy catches. Davis is committed to Texas A&M, though the staff has continued to call and talk to him throughout the process.

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