Thursday was the last padded practice of the week before a Friday walk through and the game on Saturday. Here’s who impressed on Thursday.
RB Corey Clement – Wisconsin – Clement looks like the best running back in Mobile this week. The part of his game that impressed me the most Thursday was his pass protection. Clement was the only back consistently winning battles in those one-on-ones earning the praise of the Bears coaching staff. He’s not an elusive back at 5-11 and 227 pounds, but he keeps his legs churning and has good vision.
CB Rasul Douglas – West Virginia – At 6-2 and 203 pounds, I don’t know if Douglas bends well enough to be a full-time corner in the NFL. He might be best transitioning to safety. But on Thursday he was consistently around the ball and defended very well on comeback routes. His long arms are an asset as it helps to make up for his lack of quick-twitch agility to change direction fluidly.
G Dan Feeney – Wisconsin – Feeney has the heaviest hands of the interior lineman in Mobile. He just stuns defensive tackles with his punch. Not many defensive tackles beat him this week and the case was no different on Thursday.
DT Ryan Glasgow – Michigan – Glasgow isn’t going to wow anyone with his athleticism. The Wolverine wins with leverage, technique and proved he has a nose for the ball on Thursday. During the run periods is where Glasgow excels the most. He clogs things up inside and forces backs to routinely re-route their runs, which usually results in a tackle for loss.
WR Josh Reynolds – Texas A&M – Earlier in the week he was fighting the ball a bit, but Reynolds saved his best practice day for last. He was a terror during a red zone team period Thursday. His huge catch radius was on display as he was plucking balls outside his frame with regularity. He was more aggressive Thursday and simply out jumped defensive backs to make plays.
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