N.J. NFTC: Top 5 Offensive Linemen
Quenton Nelson
Quenton Nelson
Northeast Recruiting Analyst
Posted May 1, 2013


FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- FOX Sports NEXT takes a look at the top five offensive linemen in Sunday's Nike Football Training Camp.

The Nike Football Training Camp stopped in northern New Jersey Sunday and there was some strong showings on the offensive line. Here are the five who stood out to FOX Sports NEXT.


1. Quenton Nelson, OT, Red Bank (N.J.) Catholic:
Skinny: Nelson was unmatched at the event when it came to the linemen. He bends well, has quick feet and a long reach. The one-on-ones didn’t last long because of an injury to another player, but in the few reps he took, he was dominant. He had the strength to withstand a bull rush and the quickness and length to handle the outside.


2. Jordan Dowrey, C, Handley High, Winchester, Va.
Skinny: Dowrey isn’t the tallest (6-foot-1), but it didn’t stop him from having a good day. He sat back and didn’t reach, moved his feet well and was able to stand up against the power of bigger defensive linemen.


3. Theodore Goosen, OT, Tallwood High, Virginia Beach, Va.
Skinny: Goosen’s day didn’t end well after a defensive lineman fell on him and he suffered a dislocated elbow, but prior to that he stood out. Goosen was solid in his pass-protection technique and was able to gets his hands on the defensive player and keep them at bay. He needs to strengthen his base a bit, but he came out of his stance well and sat back instead of reaching.


4. Jamil Demby, OT, Vineland (N.J.) High
Skinny: He was able to kick-step back and keep the defensive end from getting around the edge. Strength was a bit of an issue, but his positioning was good. He also got his hands out in front of him and didn’t let the defensive ends get off his blocks.


5. Chris Okupski, OG, Shore Regional High, West Long Branch, N.J.
Skinny: Okupski was solid in his positioning and showed leverage in getting under defensive linemen. During drills he showed good flexibility.


For more from the 2013 Nike Football Training Camps, check Scout.com's Nike Football Training Camp Coverage.



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