Washington, D.C., NFTC: MVPs

CLIFTON, Va. -- A look at the position-by-position MVPs, as seen by Scout.com, during Saturday's Nike Football Training Camp at Centreville High.

The Nike Football Training Camp's stop at Centreville High, and some of the top talent in the DMV put on quite a show.

It was tough to pick a top player at several of the positions, but after consultation and careful consideration, Scout.com put together it's best of the best list of positional MVPs at the event.


Quarterback
B Dwayne Haskins, 2016, Potomac (Md.) The Bullis School
Skinny:
Haskins plays with a quiet confidence. He has great frame and is still growing into his body. Haskins is very smooth and makes almost every throw effortlessly. He looked comfortable making throws from the pocket or on the run. The Bullis School star will only continue to get better and has a huge upside.
NFTC Choice: Dwayne Haskins


Receiver
A.J. Alexander, 2015, Burke (Va.) Lake Braddock Secondary
Skinny:
Alexander is a big, physical wide receiver. He overpowered defensive backs all day and made several tough catches across the middle. He also showed the ability get separation and made several plays down the field. His recruitment is gaining momentum, and it's easy to see why.
NFTC Choice: Tino Ellis, 2016, Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha


Defensive back
Robbie Robinson, 2016, Hampton (Va.) Phoebus
Skinny:
Although he is not the biggest corner, Robinson is one of the best in his class. He is tough and fearless. Robinson has also added a good amount of muscle during the offseason and it showed when he was in man coverage, as he was able to jam several receivers. He also showed a quick, smooth backpedal and made several plays on the ball.
NFTC Choice: Levonta Taylor, 2016, Virginia Beach (Va.) Ocean Lakes


Offensive line
Matthew Burrell, 2015, Woodbridge (Va.) C.D. Hylton
Skinny:
This was a close one with Alabama commit Richie Petitbon of Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga, but Burrell got the nod because of his incredible first punch in which he constantly stopped defensive linemen at the snap of the ball. He was so quick with his hands, and able to get them inside the defensive player, most times the reps ended without Burrell even needing to move his feet.
NFTC Choice: Matthew Burrell


Running back
Reggie Corbin, 2015, Washington (D.C.) Gonzaga
Skinny:
Corbin had everyone ooohing and aaaahing with his quick feet and his cut backs. During 1-on-1 drills, there were times he made the linebacker fall with a quick juke and move to the right before bursting up the field. He also caught the ball well and ran good routes out of the backfield.
NFTC Choice: Bryce Love, 2015, Wake Forest (N.C.) High


Defensive line
Shane Simmons, 2016, Hyattsville (Md.) DeMatha
Skinny:
This was a tight match with Penn State commit Adam McLean of Gaithersburg (Md.) Quince Orchard, but Simmons gets the nod because of his speed off the edge and his ability to get around the offensive tackle and also cut inside. He covered ground well and was explosive and quick. McLean was thisclose but the nod goes to Simmons because of his performance through the camp.
NFTC Choice: Adam McLean


Linebacker
Chad Smith, 2015, Sterling (Va.) Dominion
Skinny:
Smith, a Clemson commit, was stellar in coverage against tight ends and linebackers, and in the run game drills played down hill and was quick with his change of direction. Add in that he was the Sparq champ with a 124.92 rating, and had a 41.9-inch vertical jump and ran a 4.76 40-yard dash, and it is easy to see why he was the best.
NFTC Choice: Arthur McGinnis, 2015, New Orleans Warren Easton


Scout.com's Michael Clark contributed

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