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Crab Bowl Final: Washington Team Offense
We wrap up this year's coverage with our final observations and impressions from this year's practices and game. We take a final look at the Washington Team offense. Paul Phillips is going to be a tough matchup in college. He is a good athlete for his size and he will just get bigger and stronger on the next level. Ndubisi Ezekoye may be the rawest athlete in the Crab Bowl, but only because he had to be a jack of all trades in high school. Once he settles into a position the Harvard bound player is really going to open some eyes. He already has as a very polished young man. John Carpenter has a very strong leg. He will find a home in college and I could see him kicking all four years. Jonathan Cortez has some size and did a good job this week. He should be a solid college player and once he hits the strength and conditioning program the best is yet to come. E.J. Scott showed good speed and nice hands this week. He didn't get many opportunities in the game but had some nice grabs. He is another player that is getting stronger and will see his play flourish in college. Matthew Bracho was one of the better linemen this week. He is probably more suited for guard in college. Brian Lucas is an absolute stud. He can kick, punt, run, catch and tackle. Plus he won the 40 yard dash contest. He had a spectacular run in the game and may have been the player that more people asked me about than any other this week. Taylor Henry is a big strong quarterback and throws a nice ball. He will be a good catch for a college. Rudy Johnson is still finding balance in his game between the run and pass but his potential is very good and will fit in well with the offense at Buffalo. He plays with good poise as well. Arie Kouandjio was very consistent all week and in the game. He moved very well and got to the next level. He can also get out in front of the screen pass. Showed why he has so much interest from college coaches. Nathaniel Clarke has good feet and a solid foundation. He positions himself well and will be a good lineman on the next level. Doesn't always wow you but rarely lets you down either. Austin Bailey does everything you need in a lead back. He blocks very well. He runs well. He is a tough, do it for the team type of player. He is the kind of player that escapes headlines but a team needs to win. Jerry Lovelocke is still unpolished but has all the tools to be a fine quarterback on the next level. He has a great big frame and an arm whip like Randall Cunningham. Marcus Coker battled a leg injury late in the year but showed tough running all week. He is a physical back with big play potential. He had a sweep for a 36 yard touchdown called back in the game. Travis Thomas is the Washington Team's version of Willie Williams. Thomas is a two-way stud. He is a very good ball carrier and may be an even better defensive back. He played running back in the game. He is a smart player that takes what the defense gives him and doesn't dance around and try to do too much. Khalek Shepherd was used more on special teams in the game. He is lightning quick with great cutback ability and open field moves. He said he will probably play receiver at Virginia. He is much tougher than his size would lead you to believe.
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