Friday, July 27, 2007

Rookie Training Camp Update 7/26

Here's a recap of what went down on the final day of rookie training camps yesterday.

Observations from the Sun-Sentinel (1),(2):
"- The first part of the practice focused on the run game. Full-squad plays featured running backs Lorenzo Booker and Ray Perkins running on every play. Perkins showed good cut-back ability up the middle, while Booker showed good speed on the outside, catching the corners on a number of plays.

- Rookie quarterback John Beck looked very good in drills. He was hitting the corners of the end zone with good accuracy and ended his day hitting David Sutton in traffic in the back of the end zone.

- Kerry Reed, who grew up in Miami, and had a pretty good year for Michigan State last year, has caught everything in sight and even scored on a reverse yesterday. David Sutton, a 6-6 leaper, has impressed coaches with his strength and hands. Michael Malone has had his moments but has also dropped a few."
Observations from the Miami Herald:
"- Coaches also saw fullback Reagan Mauia show surprising instincts running the football, which almost made up for his obvious need to upgrade his blocking technique."
Observations from the Palm Beach Post:
"- Miami seems it will have some much-needed depth at defensive tackle, with Rodrique Wright and rookie Paul Soliai, who shined in the Oklahoma drill featuring one lineman on each side of the ball and a RB. Wright, who sat out last season with a shoulder injury, looks like a steal. During rookie camp, the 6-foot-5, 300-pound Wright exploded off the ball time after time to get into the backfield.

- LT Anthony Alabi, a third-year player, looked out shape and immobile as he continues to recover from ankle surgery.

- OL Joe Toledo rode the bike in a protective boot on his right foot. FB Kyle Eckel (hamstring) joined him."

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