NJ/NY NFTC: MVPs

Rashan Gary

FLORHAM PARK, N.J. -- A look at the position-by-position MVPs, as seen by Scout.com, during Sunday's Nike Football Training Camp at the New York Jets practice facility.

The Nike Football Training Camp stopped in Florham Park, N.J., and some of the top talent in the region 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 its best of the best list of positional MVPs at the event.


Quarterback
Brandon Wimbush, 2015, Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep 2015
Skinny:
The arm strength is as impressive as ever, and the accuracy is improving. Wimbush was leagues ahead of his 2015 counterparts with a quick release and zip on every throw he made. Also a running threat, Wimbush showed significant offseason improvement with his decision-making and reads.
NFTC Choice: Brandon Wimbush


Receiver
Lawrence Cager, 2015, Baltimore Calvert Hall
Skinny:
The 6-foot-5 Cager was unstoppable in a combine setting. Few cornerbacks could hold their own against his size with Cager's leaping ability and aggressive ball skills making him a matchup nightmare.
NFTC Choice: Jeray Elder, Parkland (Pa.) High


Defensive back
Minkah Fitzpatrick, 2015, Jersey City (N.J.) St. Peter's Prep
Skinny:
This could have gone to Fitzpatrick or John Reid of Philadelphia St. Joseph's Prep because both were unbeatable in 1-on-1s. The Alabama commit got the nod because he saw significantly more reps than Reid. Fitzpatrick was physically tough at the line of scrimmage and always got at least one hand on the football when passes came his way. He picked off at least four passes during 1-on-1s.
NFTC Choice: John Reid


Offensive line
Tommy Hatton, Montvale (N.J.) St. Joseph Regional
Skinny:
Energy, passion, ability, strength and technique all went Hatton's way. He was tough and physical, and he didn't stop on a rep. He is high energy and showed even though he isn't the tallest – he's 6-foot-2 ½ -- it did matter. Hatton was easily the top offensive lineman. The only negative was he kept jumping in front of the line to get as many reps as possible.
NFTC Choice: Tommy Hatton


Running back
Saquon Barkley, 2015, Whitehall (Pa.)
Skinny:
Far and away the best back, the Penn State commit used bursts of acceleration and quick feet to beat linebackers during 1-on-1 drills time and time again. Barkley showed the ability to catch while working out of the backfield, and his acceleration was impressive, as was his 6-foot, 205-pound physique.
NFTC choice: Saquon Barkley


Defensive line
Rashan Gary, 2016, Scotch Plains-Fanwood (N.J.) High
Skinny:
There was really good talent at the event, but no one – and we mean no one – who has Gary's ability and talent. It was crazy how dominant he was during the day. He used a rip move, he chopped the hands of offensive lineman, he dipped his shoulder and used his speed, and he showed incredible strength on bull rushes. He's 6-foot-4, 285 pounds, and he moved better (and faster) than some of the skill players at the event.
NFTC Choice: Rashan Gary


Linebacker
Dionte Fleming, 2015, Brooklyn (N.Y.) Abraham Lincoln
Skinny:
Fleming is a bit undersized, but that didn't stop him from matching up with tight ends and running backs alike during 1-on-1 work. He showed a strong ability to flip his hips and drop when needed while also being able to work sideline to sideline when the route changed. He was rarely beaten.
NFTC choice:Deonte Roberts


Tight end
Chris Clark, 2015, Avon (Conn.) Old Farms
Skinny:
Yeah, this is why Clark is the No. 2 tight end in the nation. He was explosive, fast in getting out on deep routes, physical, got in and out of his breaks well and caught everything thrown his way. He moved so well, that even at 6-foot-6, 248 pounds, lining him up in the slot seems possible. Clark was smooth, and tremendous.
NFTC choice: Chris Clark


Scout.com's Greg Pickel and Sam Hellman contributed

ScoutFootball.com Recommended Stories


Up Next


Forums


64 Fans online
    Join The Conversation

    Tweets