There were some close calls with our Minicamp-OTA awards that we handed out today (Friday) with the spring workouts now over and done with. So here are a few honorable mentions from the May-June practices of players that had some encouraging play, keeping in mind that it’s hard in an OTA-minicamp setting for linemen on both sides of the ball to really shine since it’s still not real football.
Bryan Scott – the veteran is a subpackage specialist that will have a defined niche in the defense. He was around the ball consistently in the underneath zones.
Marcus Easley – He made some of the most difficult catches in the spring practices. Showed he has the strength and size to make plays in traffic and with DBs hanging on him.
Donald Jones – With Stevie Johnson missing most of workouts, Jones was a frequent target of Ryan Fitzpatrick.
Arthur Moats – Playing two different linebacker positions in base and subpackages, Moats looked very good in coverage for a LB that played up in college.
Young players that flashed
Here are some rookies besides those mentioned on our awards list that flashed some encouraging potential.
T.J. Graham – His speed is obvious, but he made a handful of plays towards the end of minicamp that made you feel like things are starting to sink in for him.
Nigel Bradham – For a long angular LB he has pretty good cover ability and got some valuable reps at times with the top unit in subpackages and base.
Ron Brooks – He’s got the quickest feet in the whole secondary and made plays on the ball. We’ll have to see how he fares when the pads go on.
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