U.S. Army All-American Bowl West Team Stock Report

Jan. 7 -- Scout analyzes several prospects from the U.S. Army All-American Bowl's West Team who have impressed so far this week ...

As expected, Mississippi commit Shea Patterson has been the top quarterback of the West's three signal callers. He's kept his delivery tight and quick, for the most part, and he continues to show that great short-to-intermediate velocity. A few of his best throws have come in 7-on-7 action 20-plus yards down the seams on absolute ropes to receivers such as Michael Pittman and Donnie Corley.

Jordan Elliott has stood out more consistently on the defensive side of the ball than any other front seven player. The linemen on both sides haven't gotten to truly go at each other yet this week, but in team simulated scrimmage periods, the Michigan commit has done pretty much whatever he's wanted. He's big, explosive, and has experience playing multiple positions, though he's at his best as an even-front 3-technique tackle.

In a fleet of talented receivers that includes several tall, long pass-catchers with huge catch radii, Stanford-bound Simi Fehoko has been the most consistent. Receivers have had a case of the drops at times through the first part of the week, but Fehoko has dropped only one pass, and that throw wasn't a great one. Fehoko has a great frame that should be able to bulk up once he's in Palo Alto.

Five-star athlete Jack Jones, who's playing cornerback at this event, had maybe the best individual defensive day of the week with a very impressive performance in Monday's two-session practice. He broke up several passes and picked off another that would've been a pick-6 in a game. Jones is showing why schools such as USCUCLAAlabamaTexas A&M, and Oklahoma are all believed to want him at cornerback.

The West Team's linebackes haven't gotten much game-like action so far this week, but from what we've seen, five-star Mique Juarez has been the position group's top performer. A highly productive high school quarterback, the 6-foot-2, 226-pound Juarez is scheme-versatile and potentially position-versatile. He's Scout's top-rated outside linebacker in the country's 2016 class and No. 14 overall in the Scout 300. UCLAMississippi, and Alabama are the top contenders for Juarez.

Like Jack Jones, TCU-bound four-star athlete Sewo Olonilua has shown why the Horned Frogs are now believed to want Olonilua to play running back once he arrives in Fort Worth. An injury to Kyle Porter prevented the West from starting the week with a full stable of backs, so Olonilua, who's been recruited at safety and outside linebacker as well, hopped over to offense and has looked great. He's more instinctive as a runner than you'd expect for a guy classified as an athlete, and his frame suggests he could be a truly big back once he develops.

Four-star tight end Devin Asiasi comes from a well-known run-heavy offense at De La Salle in Concord, Calif., so we wanted to see how he looked getting more receiving reps. The answer? Great. He's dropped only one pass in three practice sessions and has shown why he's a national top 100 prospect. His size and playing experience suggest that he'll be just fine as a blocker at the college level. AlabamaUSCUCLA, and Washington are the top contenders for Asiasi.

-- Scout national analyst Brandon Huffman and national analyst Greg Power contributed to this report.


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