Offensive Observations


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Offensive Observations
We have been able to watch all of the first two practices and have the following thoughts on what we have seen from the offense:

Quarterbacks
It's been nice to see Deshaun WatsonDeshaun Watson
So. Quarterback
#4 6-2, 205
Gainesville, GA

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back out there at full strength. He is an amazing athlete and might be the best quarterback in the country. With that said, Watson has shown a slight rust in each of the first two days. Maybe it's our high level of expectations. Whenever he misses a throw, we are shocked. It's not like he has been off by a lot, and we have to remember he hasn't been in an official practice since November. Maybe we should have expected some rust, but hey, it's Deshaun Watson, a guy that we get shocked over a bad throw.

The back-ups have had ups and downs. Nick SchuesslerNick Schuessler
RS Jr. Quarterback
#12 6-3, 195
Grayson, GA

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has had some turnover issues. I thought he looked great in the spring, but the first two practices have reiterated the importance of keeping Watson healthy.

Kelly BryantKelly Bryant
Fr. Quarterback
#2 6-4, 205
Calhoun Falls, SC

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is making strides. Often he looks more comfortable in the passing game. Sometimes he rips off a beautiful pass. However, there is inconsistency. Occasionally, he makes a big mistake.

Tucker IsraelTucker Israel
Fr. Quarterback
#10 5-11, 190
Orlando, FL

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broke a bone in his foot and is out until at least mid-September.

Running Backs
It's hard to evaluate running backs in shorts, but Wayne GallmanWayne Gallman
RS So. Running Back
#9 6-1, 205
Loganville, GA

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picked up where he left off in the spring. Gallman created separation late last year and in the spring. To me, he looks like the best option at running back.

Zac BrooksZac Brooks
Running Back (2012 - 2015)
#24 6-0, 200
Jonesboro, AR

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has been running with the second team. He looked good Tuesday but was a little gimpy Wednesday.

Tyshon DyeTyshon Dye
RS So. Running Back
#22 5-11, 215
Elberton, GA

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is coming off a bad injury for his position. An Achilles is difficult to overcome, but Dye looks much better than a season ago. He is the most natural running back in my opinion. He has the best vision and best forward lean, but can he stay healthy and stay at full speed?

CJ Davidson might be the most athletic back if he can hold onto the football.

Adam ChoiceAdam Choice
So. Running Back
#26 5-9, 215
Thomasville, GA

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has lost weight and looks good, but he is still not 100% coming off of his knee surgery.

CJ Fuller has looked good in the first two days. I think he is the kind of back that will look better with pads because he excels between the tackles.

Wide Receivers
This is the best unit on the team. Mike WilliamsMike Williams
Jr. Wide Receiver
#7 6-4, 210
Vance, SC

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has a chance to continue to be the big playmaker on deep balls. I would be surprised if he doesn't have a huge year if Watson stays healthy.

Artavis ScottArtavis Scott
So. Wide Receiver
#3 5-10, 190
Oldsmar, FL

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had a great freshman campaign and looks poised to make another step forward.

Charone PeakeCharone Peake
Gr. Wide Receiver
#19 6-2, 205
Moore, SC

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looks healthy for the first time in years and could be a big contributor.

Ray Ray McCloud has had two very strong days. He looks smooth entering and exiting cuts. He accelerates coming out of his cuts. I think he can be a terrific punt returner. I also see the staff using him in a lot of different ways this season. McCloud is a five star without a doubt.

Deon CainDeon Cain
Fr. Wide Receiver
#8 6-1, 190
Tampa, FL

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has had ups and downs. Tuesday was good, but Wednesday was much better. He is taller than I thought. He also has a special skill set. Wednesday he made one of the finest catches you will see. It was exactly like A.J. Green's famous one-hand catch.

Trevion ThompsonTrevion Thompson
RS Fr. Wide Receiver
#1 6-2, 195
Durham, NC

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has been as good as any receiver in camp. He has made the spectacular catch and the routine one. He reminds me of Martavis BryantMartavis Bryant
Wide Receiver (2011 - 2013)
#1 6-5, 200
Calhoun Falls, SC

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. He may not be quite as fast, but has some of the same skill set.

Germone Hooper looks great about 70% of the time. The other 30% has been the issue for a couple of seasons.

Tight Ends
Stanton SeckingerStanton Seckinger
Gr. Tight End
#81 6-5, 240
Isle of Palms, SC

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and Jordan LeggettJordan Leggett
Jr. Tight End
#16 6-5, 250
Navarre, FL

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have both seen time with the first team. Milan Richards is the best looking physical specimen. Cannon SmithCannon Smith
RS Fr. Tight End
#84 6-4, 240
Columbia, SC

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is a huge tight end who runs well for his size. Garrett WilliamsGarrett Williams
Fr. Tight End
#44 6-4, 225
Orlando, FL

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has a great future ahead of him. The staff likes his potential.

Offensive Line
After two days, I like the athleticism but have concerns about size and toughness. It's hard to tell without pads, but they move well. I still want to see Joe GoreJoe Gore
RS Sr. Offensive Tackle
#73 6-5, 290
Lake Waccamaw, NC

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when he faces adversity. Mitch HyattMitch Hyatt
Fr. Offensive Line
#75 6-6, 270
Sugar Hill, GA

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is technically sound, but I worry about his strength a little. I think the interior guys are pretty solid. Tyrone CrowderTyrone Crowder
RS So. Offensive Guard
#55 6-2, 330
Marston, NC

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, Eric MacLain and Ryan NortonRyan Norton
RS Sr. Offensive Line
#58 6-3, 285
Simpsonville, SC

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are more experienced than the tackles. The young linemen look great, but inexperience is a major concern with players like Maverick MorrisMaverick Morris
RS So. Offensive Line
#69 6-4, 295
Broxton, GA

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, Justin FalcinelliJustin Falcinelli
RS Fr. Offensive Tackle
#50 6-3, 305
Middleton, MD

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, Noah GreenNoah Green
Fr. Offensive Line
#71 6-5, 275
Boiling Springs, SC

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, Jake FruhmorgenJake Fruhmorgen
Fr. Offensive Line
#63 6-5, 285
Tampa, FL

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and Zack Giella.

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Defensive Tackle (2008 - 2011)
#98 6-2, 310
Thomasville, GA

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Linebacker
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Offensive Line (2012 - 2013)
#71 6-5, 275
Spartanburg, SC

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, Robert Summerville, Wendell Harrington, Michelle Richey, Julie Moore, Ashley Fitch, Drew Moyer, Kevin Anderson, Lyn Price, John Robert SmithRobert Smith
Safety (2011 - 2014)
#27 5-11, 215
St. George, SC

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