Practice Report: Gridiron Classic-Tuesday

A well-attended practice of the players of the Gridiron Classic on Tuesday, as all the NFL teams were present in Orlando as were several directors of scouting. There was a lot of action both getting into the practice and on the practice field itself.

Known as a game backed by the NFLPA, the organizers of the Gridiron Classic have been charging NFL-agents $150 per head to attend practice which has ruffled a few feathers. Agents must pony up the money to get their badge, which is required for admittance to the week's sessions on the field.

The player of the day on Tuesday was UTEP offensive lineman Trey Darilek, who is drawing raves at tackle. A four-year starter for the Miners, Darilek actually projects to guard at the next level.

Yet, another Idaho Vandal looked good at Gridiron practices, though this time it was on the other side of the ball. Jake Scott, a college tackle invited to next months combine, has looked exceptional at center and had a solid day.

Scott Jackson of BYU also looked good on the pivot while Ohio State's Bryce Bishop looked dominant during his session.

Florida State defensive end Kevin Emanuel showed both speed and strength rushing the passer but scouts are concerned, as he has no moves and were unable to get off blocks once engaged.

Von Hutchins of Mississippi had another bad day.

On the lighter side, tight end Jason Rader of Marshall just got in to town today. Rader was unable to fly out over the weekend because of snow.

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