Elite 11: Day 3 (Sun AM) Updates
Sunday morning at the Nike campus in Beaverton, Ore., saw the last full passing session of the 2013 Elite 11 and it was a measured workout where the quarterbacks continued to throw to receivers under controlled circumstances.
The media was allowed to watch from the sidelines and included ESPN, Fox Sports, USA Today and CBS.
However, with three days of intense competition still ahead in The Opening, Trent Dilfer and the Elite 11 coaches purposely held back the throwing to keep the QBs fresh.
After the workout on the Nike turf field, where temperatures were touching 90 degrees, the athletes went to do a pool workout to further reinvigorate any potentially sore muscles.
Transition from Elite 11 to The Opening
With no afternoon session, the Elite 11 is effectively done although the quarterbacks are far from finishing their tasks at hand.
On Sunday morning, they were placed on the six teams that will compete Monday through Wednesday: Alpha Pro, Apocalypse, Field Generals, Land Sharks, Super Bad and Vapor Carbon.
During the day, the non-quarterbacks for The Opening — about 145 more athletes — began arriving from across the nation. On Sunday evening, there will be Opening Ceremonies for The Opening, which will take place at NikeTown in downtown Portland followed by dinner on a boat.
The quarterbacks will be able to unwind and switch their minds from individual to team pursuits. Dilfer said this afternoon that a top 10 list should come out on Monday, showing the rankings of the Elite 11 QBs… that list will go up or down based on team play in the 7On part of The Opening.
Elite 11 QB “Awards”
A lot will be learned by how the Elite 11 QBs perform in team competition, but we thought that after four full sessions the college counselors and the quarterback coaches would have seen enough to give an opinion on which high school Elite 11 players stood when it came to certain aspects to their game.
Check out the following list of award winners:
|Class clown||David Cornewell||Jerrod Heard||Jerrod Heard||Jerrod Heard||Jerrod Heard|
|Best arm strength||David Blough||K.J. Carta-Samuels||K.J. Carta-Samuels||K.J. Carta-Samuels||Keller Chryst|
|Best feet||Kyle Allen||Morgan Mahalak||Luke Rubenzer||DeShaun Watson||Morgan Mahalak|
|Quickest reads||Keller Chryst||Sean White||Sean White||Kyle Allen||Sean White|
|Silent Assasin (most quiet)||Sean White||Keller Chryst||Keller Chryst||Keller Chryst||Keller Chryst|
|Earliest contributor (college)||Kyle Allen||Kyle Allen||Kyle Allen||Kyle Allen/DeShaun Watson||Kyle Allen|
|NFL potential||Keller Chryst||Keller Chryst||David Cornwell||Keller Chryst||David Cornwell|
|Intense competitor||David Blough||Manny Wilkins||Kyle Allen||David Blough||David Blough|
|No flinch mentality||Luke Rubenzer||Kyle Allen||Kyle Allen||K.J. Carta-Samuels||Will Grier|
|Most improved||Jerrod Heard||K.J. Carta-Samuels||Jerrod Heard||Jerrod Heard||K.J. Carta-Samuels|