After Alshon Jeffrey, Morrell Presley probably had the next best day, dropping his first pass, but reeling in just about everything else.
Presley, the #1-ranked tight end in the country by Scout.com, was playing receiver for all of practice
The offensive line definitely had the advantage over the defensive line on day one, aside from one particular play where the line broke down and Justin Chaisson and Corey Adams both ended up in Richard Brehaut's face.
It took less than an hour for Manti Te'o, the nation's top strongside linebacker to make his presence known.
Manti is currently lining up at middle linebacker and is already beginning to exert himself as a captain on defense.
Te'o looked especially good in the 11-on-11 drills. His ability to diagnose the play paired with his explosive first step is a lethal combination.
In pass coverage Te'o more than held his own and he was very agressive against backs advancing out into the pass pattern.
In one of the more interesting exchanges of the day, Te'o gave four star running back Montrell Conner a nice "bump" as he made his cut on an out route.
Conner retaliated with a pretty good slap to the chops, but Te'o stayed on his coverage and caused an incompletion.
Manti appears to be one of the most physically prepared players for the college game in attendance. His lofty ranking is well deserved.
UCLA commit Roby Toma looked best underneath, his strength being his hands.