The Opening - Who Stood Out

Dawgman was down in Beaverton at Nike World Headquaters to watch the players go through testing as well as some positional and one-on-one work. Here's who stood out during Friday's two sessions...

Analysis: We didn't see Bryant lose a rep all day. He looked very smooth in and out of his breaks, he showed soft hands and the ability to get deep on safeties and linebackers.

Analysis: Carr looked very good in one-on-one work, showing quick feet and a burst. He's a great fit in USC's offense and should be a dynamic playmaker for the Trojans on the backfield.

Analysis: Holmes tied for the fastest forty time during the testing period, rocking a 4.32. He also showed a real physical side during one-on-one work, having to be separated from a wideout who he shut down during a rep.

Analysis: We were impressed with Molden's thickness when he stepped on the field. He actually looks like a safety from a build standpoint.

Analysis: We've never seen Foster look small, but compared to some of the guys that were there, he definitely wasn't the biggest guy on the field. That being said, he was still dominant in the one-on-ones, stoning one of the top pass-rushers on the West Coast in Hunter Echols in one rep.

Analysis: Ahmed worked with the defensive backs and he had a few struggles, but you can still see some of his impressive athleticism. He also tied Holmes for the fastest forty (4.32) during the testing period.

Analysis: Wedington was up-and-down most of the day. He started off the day well, posting a camp best 3.87 pro agility, but during one-on-one reps, he looked a bit out of place. It wasn't that he didn't match up well, but it was more a situation of him playing safety whereas he has really only played corner in high school.

Analysis: Oh my, when you talk about passing the look test, of all the players on the field, Cowan was the most impressive looking on the hoof. He's all of the 6'4" he's listed at and I'd put him around 230 pounds as well. He sure looks like a future pro defensive end and of course he's going to Alabama.

Analysis: This kid is a load and was one of the most impressive looking offensive linemen of the group there. He's another Alabama commit who already looks like he could suit up for an NFL team.

Analysis: The one-on-one work didn't fit Harris' game, but you could see his athleticism, speed and explosiveness in some of the different drills.

Analysis: Pola-Mao is a big defensive back prospect. He runs really well and showed some great range in one-on-one work.

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