Some notes from today.
Depth chart at key positions
OL Group 1- LT Tyrell Smith (Darrisaw Out) LG Lecitus Smith C- Zach Hoyt RG-Austin Cannon RT- Silas Dzansi
OL Group 2- LT TJ Jackson LG Jesse Hanson C Louis Mihota and John Harris RG John Harris RT Luke Tenuta (looks the part folks)
QB is Willis. Hooker was shaky early and then really threw the ball well. Patterson has a couple of good throws early and then was all over the place. I expect them to use him as a short yardage battering ram and he looks the part, but he needs to keep his feet moving at contact if he wants to move the pile.
WR- Grimsley in the slot with Hazelton and Turner wide and Patterson up next. Mitchell lined up outside and he will have a section in my detailed review. Simmons, Kaleb Smith, and Dejuan Ellis has very strong days. I really wanted Bowick to get more touches. He looked bigger than Mitchell and was open for a TD early, but Patterson overthrew him.
DT- Crawford and Hewitt were the top two. Porcher was quiet. Early, walk on Gideon Discroll made some plays with the second group. He got worn down a bit as things moved on.
DE- Garbutt-Belmar, Debose- Proctor, and Adams-Becton. Honestly that third pair may have been the twos but the mid point of the scrimmage
LB- Dax-Ashby and Rivers-Artis. Artis looked really good. Rivers has a tough day.
First secondary- Watts and Farley with Quillen rotating in at corner. Quillen had a good day. Floyd and Deablo at rover and whip and both looked really good. Nasir Peoples got the call at whip. He didn't look out of place but got picked on a bit in man coverage.
Second secondary- Waller and Chatman at corner (pretty good day for Chatman.) Hunter at rover and JR Walker at free. Brion Murray at whip.
With McClease out, Holston only got a bit of work. Steward looked impressive with his touches, and Malik Bell (a walk on listed as a TE) ground out some yards.
Overall, it was a very long scrimmage with lots of reps. I had to miss a little bit at the end. I liked the enthusiasm and I liked the defense's physicality at most spots. Of course, there are still some issues and the format muddied the water a bit.
More thoughts coming...