SOUTH TEAM MVP
Jacoby Ford | Clemson
Ford combined his 4.2-second speed with smart route-running to find holes in the defense's zone coverage. But he also just used his incredible speed as a weapon to streak down the field with defenders usually trying in vain to keep up.
Clemson WR Jacoby Ford
Throughout Wednesday's practice session, Ford successfully snatched every ball that was thrown in his direction except one. And even though the ball was catchable, it wasn't an easy grab, sailing a bit high on him.
Ford continues to do a fine job on special teams as well, particularly in fielding punts--even when wind gusts make the catches more difficult.
NORTH TEAM MVP
Alex Carrington | Arkansas State
As one of our writers put it, Carrington simply owned the offensive line during Wednesday's practice. He's undoubtedly raised his stock with his speed and pass rushing ability.
But it's not just speed that is making the 6-foot-5, 284-pound defensive end stand out. He comes out of his stance with a powerful and startling burst. And his lateral movement along the line and when in pursuit is very polished.
Carrington's package of speed, strength and technique was most readily apparent on one play when he bull-rushed Arizona State's Shawn Lauvao, a talented and stout blocker, and knocked him to the ground. The Arkansas State defender may not be as well-known as some of the other defensive linemen currently in Mobile, but his performance on Wednesday is certain to have scouts and coaches looking more closely at his film next week.
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