I'm not at the East West Shrine game this year (I'll be at the Senior Bowl) like I was last year, but I will be doing by best to guy you all comprehensive coverage on the practices. After the jump is a quick round up from the first day of practice from various places on the internets.
Small-school CB Micah Pellerin displayed a great feel in coverage Monday during one-on-one sessions. He’s slow in his drop, exhibits a good closing burst and despite getting a bit leggy at times he had the length to get his hands on a lot of footballs. Looks like a potential NFL starter at 6-0, 195.
QB - Austin Davis, Southern Mississippi Davis began practice throwing with a lot of zip on his short and intermediate passes. I like his setup as he drops back to throw. He is very balanced and displays good body control in his dropback. However, when he has to throw deep or put some extra 'pepper' on the ball his accuracy flies out the window. He will over-step into his throws and doesn't get enough/proper velocity to throw into tight windows consistently.
Despite measuring in at 354 pounds, Miami (OH) OL Brandon Brooks carried the weight well. He’s a strong kid with decent length and didn’t look sloppy through his mid-section. His lower half possessed good girth and he certainly looked the part of an inside lineman.
As I said in the East review, the West roster looked defintely like the less of the two rosters at just about every position. As a whole, Chandler Harnish and Devon Wylie flashed the most in a more structured, special teams heavy practice.
Day one is in the books, and the East roster really showed why they likely have the most depth of the two teams, especially at almost every position on offense and the better defensive backs. The biggest winners were BJ Coleman, Tim Benford, and Josh Norman, but take a look at who impressed.