Most of the quarterbacks who attended Sunday's NFTC competed on Monday at the Elite 11 Regional as well. For a look at the quarterbacks, head here.
At running back, the top performer was Northwestern commit Andrew Dowell (Lakewood St. Edward, Ohio) was big, powerful and caught the ball very well. For a bigger, built up kid, he moved through the drills well. Fellow Scout 300 running back Mike Weber of Detroit Cass Tech had a thumb injury he was dealing with so he did not finish out the day and was somewhat limited in drills.
Ohio native Richard Worship is a big back who was surprisingly agile and left a few linebackers standing still during the open field drills. He has some offers and more could be coming from schools in need of a power back. Central Michigan commit Bobby Banks (Southfield, Mich.) is a long strider with good speed, maybe not as much wiggle as some of his smaller counterparts, but he has good size and ability. Columbus East (Ind.) product Markell Jones had a nice day. He's a put-together kid who showed solid speed and ability to make guys miss in space. One of Pennsylvania's best in the 2016 class, Miles Sanders, catches the ball well and has the burst and elusiveness to make things happen after he catches it. He has fast feet and the ability and good overall agility.
Waukee (Ia.) High's Trevor Allen and two Kentucky natives, Joshua Miller (Hardin High) and Ellis Cain (Louisville Male) also did well in the drills. Cain had one of the day's "wow" moments when he badly juked a defender. Not to be outdone, Champlin Park (Minn.) back Datrice Mulsomo also showed excellent elusiveness and quickness. Two other backs who made the most out of coming a long way were South Carolina native Andrew Plante and class of 2016 prospect Caperton Humphery from West Virginia, a nice sized kid with good tools.
At wide receiver, the top prospect coming in was Columbia (Mo.) Rock Bridge's Alex Ofodile, a Scout 300 prospect with a lengthy offer list. He is a good sized kid, who as advertised, showed good polish as a route runner and sure hands.
As he has consistently done, Fort Wayne (Ind.) Bishop Luers 2016 receiver Austin Mack impressed. He's a big kid who naturally plucks the football with his hands and doesn't let passes get into his body. Fellow rising junior Patrick Anderson (Aliquippa, Pa.) is a big physical kid who still has to add polish to his game. Justin Layne (Cleveland Benedictine, Ohio) is a long kid with good natural athleticism and pass catching skills. He was able to adjust to some poorly thrown balls. He still has a lot of room to add bulk and strength over the next two years too.
Another young receiver who impressed was Detroit Cass Tech's rising sophomore Donovan Peoples-Jones, who has good size already, and is very naturally athletic. He caught the ball very well and understood how to create separation. His teammate Demetric Vance, a 2016 prospect had a nice day. He has good size, ran good routes and caught the ball consistently. He's a kid who is likely headed towards some offers eventually. Rising senior Jordan Overton (Lyndhurst Brush, Ohio) is a quick-footed kid who had a lot of success in one on ones. Others who impressed include Zachary Pell, Keion Wakefield, Ryan Lucas and Sean Bunting.
At tight end, C.J. Conrad was the top prospect coming in. His listed size checked out and he caught the ball consistently throughout the day. He's not a speed burner, but showed good ball skills. Cincinnati Moeller's Doug Bates was a senior we hadn't seen a lot of, but he was impressive. He's a nice sized kid with sure hands. His younger teammate Jake Hausmann is very highly recruited and showed why. He has tremendous size, very good ball skills and looks like a traditional, prototypical tight end.
On the offensive line, in a group full of rising seniors with major offers and a couple BCS commits, Detroit Cass Tech 2016 prospect Michael Onwenu, who we had seen on defense more, was the clear MVP. He is very strong and has a good punch, a good base, and surprising technique considering his relative inexperience at the position. He could be a guard or center at the next level.
The top prospect in attendance was Penn State commit Sterling Jenkins (Baldwin, Pa.) who has great size and potential, but is still very raw technically. He did have to go against some of the best rushers at the camp, which affected his success. Still, he has "can't teach" physical tools. Kentucky commit Mason Wolfe had a nice day. He has a big frame, good athleticism and had solid technique in pass protection. One question on him was level of competition and he did well against a good group. Ball State Grant Williamson was solid. He'll be inside in college and did a nice job in 1-1s. George Asafo-Adjei showed some of the ability that has him so highly recruited. A guard prospect, he is athletic but still a little green in terms of pass pro technique. He has a good skill set though.
A couple of Pennsylvania seniors Tony Pilato and Ryan Podgorski had good performances. Pilato has a big frame and looks suited to right tackle in college. Podgorski is a battler who may not be the biggest or fastest, but was solid technically. Fellow PA product Eric McCallister is undersized, but rugged and used his leverage advantage to win some 1-1 battles.
Of the young offensive linemen, Drake Jackson stood out as he usually does. This maybe wasn't as dominant as we saw him at Best of the Midwest, but as always, he shows good technique, a strong lower body and he's a fierce competitor. Kaden Lyles, a 2017 prospect from Arizona with quite an offer list already is strong for his age and looks like he will be a power guard in college depending on how his game and body continues to develop.
A couple of rising senior sleepers to watch are Independence (Ky.) Simon Kenton's Christian Olmsted and Indianapolis (Ind.) Arsenal Tech's Abdur Rasheed Adul-Haaq are both massive and strong kids who will probably play inside at the next level.
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