Shrine Practice -- Monday Report

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

The first full day of Shrine practice is complete as just about all the league’s teams were in attendance for what most believe is the strongest Shrine roster in recent memory. There was a terrific mix of small schoolers and some big time prospects. Here’s how they fared on Day 1.

Those Who Impressed

Linden Stephens/CB/Cincinnati: Stephens got off to a shaky start in drills but looked good in 7-on-7s and full scrimmage. He quickly transitions off the line and had the speed to stay step for step with receivers downfield. He made several nice plays on the ball throughout the afternoon.

Deatrick Nichols/CB/South Florida: I was incredibly impressed with Nichols' quickness and ability to burst to the ball out of his plant. He’s explosive and has enough speed to play at the next level. Nichols made several nice plays when lined up over the slot receiver.

Avonte Maddox/CB/Pittsburgh: Maddox was another who looked good though he did it from start to finish.  He was terrific in drills then carried the momentum over in one-on-one’s and full scrimmage. Maddox is short but could be a nickel back who plays over the slot receiver at the next level.

Marcell Frazier/DE/Missouri: Frazier is an intimidating-looking lineman who imposed his will on opponents throughout the afternoon. He's quick and very, very athletic. Frazier stunned blockers in one-on-one drills and had his moments in full scrimmage.

Kentavius Street/DE/North Carolina State: From the first repetition he took, Street had opponents playing back on their heels. He has an amazing first step, showed great edge speed and beat up bigger blockers.

Deadrin Senat/DT/South Florida: Senat made a lot of money for himself today. He’s a short, squatty lineman with great lower body power, which he used to destroy opponents. He easily held the point against double-team blocks or bull rushed one-on-one blockers off the line. I don’t think he will be a great playmaker at the next level, but he’s definitely a gap occupier who can collapse the pocket.

Chase Edmonds/RB/Fordham: Edmonds was the class of the ball carriers today. He showed a lot of shiftiness and the ability to pick and choose his spots as well as create yardage on the inside. He possesses the speed and agility to turn the perimeter and looked incredibly natural catching the ball. He also ran with an aggressive style today.

Gregory Senat/T/Wagner: Senat looked as athletic as any lineman who suited up this afternoon. He was fluid, moved well on his feet and displayed a great deal of agility. He tipped the scales at 294 pounds but looks as though he has a great deal of growth potential.

Who Didn’t Impress

Ja'Von Rolland-Jones/LB/Arkansas State: I was a bit surprised, as Rolland-Jones looked lost at times. He struggled finding the ball and was often easily washed from the action by a single blocker.

Quinton Flowers/QB/South Florida: Flowers sprayed his throws all over the place. If he wants a shot at the next level, it will be at running back and not as a signal caller.