For running back Corey Clement, he had a pretty average day. While on Tuesday he looked like the best back on the North squad, he seemed to either fall back to the other two backs—or they caught up—on Wednesday.
Toledo’s Kareem Hunt had a nice touchdown run in the team run period, and Michigan’s De’Veon Smith has made some nice plays as well. This isn’t meant to be a knock on Clement by any means, but he’ll likely want to have a more remarkable Thursday leading into Saturday’s game.
The North team is practicing first today. Clement with a carry in an early team install period. pic.twitter.com/lgBlclsPTX— Owen Riese (@RieseDraft) January 25, 2017
While I was unable to get video of Vince Biegel’s pass rushing 1-on-1s, the former Wisconsin outside linebacker was up and down. He was beaten by Bucknell offensive lineman Julie’n Davenport in his first rep and was slightly better for the second; he simply can’t turn the corner on his pass rush consistently enough as you’d like to see.
However, in the individual period, he took to instructions quickly and is always chatting up the coaches and asking questions.
Biegel’s optimism is pretty obvious. A person I was sitting by in the stands said, “Who are you guys taking in the Stretching Line Draft? I’ll take Biegel with my first-rounder.” While this was obviously said a bit tongue-in-cheek, Biegel’s joy and love for the game exudes from him the entire time at practice. This is sure to rub most NFL teams the right way.
The intensity was certainly picked up from Tuesday, and with Thurdsay being the last day of practices available for the media to see, it’s sure to be the most competitive practice yet.