Whether he was receiving the hand-off or a swing pass from quarterback, Sproles consistently swept through the pack of defenders going untouched on a swift foot. Billy Volek looked to Sproles time and time again, feeling confident Sproles could make something happen in space.
On special teams, rookie Jacob Hester and Sproles proved to be a dynamite duo. While Sproles is known as a top punt returner, Hester cleared the way as Sproles' personal escort. Hester showed impressive speed, staying just a step ahead of Sproles and paving a path for Sproles down the field. With such reliable blocking from Hester, the two will be a duo to watch on special teams.
FB Jacob Hester
Hester proves successful whether cutting up the seam or charging through the pack after receiving a short side pass or a hand-off. Although he was floored by Stephen Cooper after taking a fierce hit, Hester jumped right back into the fray without missing a beat.
Hester isn't the only rookie that is shining on the field. CB Antoine Cason showed solid coverage and swift footwork even when matched up against standout sophomores Buster Davis and Legedu Naanee. Cason proved to be at the right place at the right time when he picked off a Volek pass that was tipped by Tra Battle.
As for the veterans, Jamal Williams is coming off two knee surgeries but was on the field on Tuesday participating in the drills, although he was limited during the 7-on-7 and 9-on-9 sessions. Showing his massive size and great strength, he appears to be on the mends, which hopefully puts him on schedule to be 100 percent when regular season kicks off.
Antonio Cromartie and Mark Jones worked in the rotation receiving punts. Cromartie displayed a knack for finding the holes in the coverage team to cruise up the field. ... Quentin Jammer also snagged a pick today, marking his second interception since the start of training camp.