Salvon Ahmed was wearing a red no contact jersey today. That left Myles Gaskin and Malcolm Brown as the top two backs. Both were very quiet today and Gaskin did have one fumble.
Aside from a few small gains, the run game was none existent. The offensive line had plenty of trouble against Miami’s front seven. Multiple times the running backs were met at the line of scrimmage or had to bounce inside.
Rookie Gerrid Doaks had some short runs but impressed people with his power. He showed he won’t go down easy no matter when/ where he’s hit.
Linebakers Benardrick McKinney and Brennan Scarlett were very impressive today. Both players were brought in this off-season to help stop the run and today they did just that.
McKinney was getting a plethora of tackles at the LOS which Miami didnt have a ton of last year. Scarlett on the other hand was starting in place of Jalean Phillips who is injured. Scarlett was setting the edge very well according to Travis Wingfield, which is encouraging.
John Jenkins and Adam Butler look to help the defensive line in the run game and did their fair share today. Both players were making sure the middle had no room for running backs all day.
The pass game was very minimal today as the team focused on the run. That being said, Noah Igbinoghene worked with the second team as Nik Needham was with the first team.
Kirk Merritt continued to flash his potential with a diving catch from Reid Sinnett. Both Waddle and Grant showed off their moves as reporters were left speechless after their jukes.
Solomon Kindley is still working with the third team according to Omar Kelly.
Brazilian national player Durval Querioz Neto seems to be impressing coaches as he is working with the second team. Querioz Neto is also on special teams as well.
Noah Igbinoghene, Jakeem Grant, and Jaylen Waddle were the returners today.
Devante Parker, Xavien Howard, Jaelan Phillips, and Will Fuller did not practice due to injury. Albert Wilson (coaches decision) was very limited in practice.
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