Nearly 150 players hit Boulder, Colo., for the final Nike Camp of the year. Here's a look at the top performers in the eyes of the NFTC coaching staff.
For the first time all year, the coaches selected co-MVPs; both Hinder and Boisture performed very well. This was the second Nike Camp for each signal-caller. Both had their best performance of the spring.
Hinder is polished and mechanically sound. When he throws in rhythm and on balance, he's as good as it gets. His accuracy is not always there but as we said following the Nike camp at Stanford, his upside is tremendous.
Boisture is a tall, lanky signal-caller who was the most consistent of the day. He has a live arm and can make all the throws. He looked very relaxed after appearing almost nervous at times at the Nike Camp in Illinois a few weeks ago. He may not have the same upside as Hinder, but Boisture has all the tools to be a very good quarterback at the next level.
RB: Gage Shaeffer, (Eden Prairie, Minn.)
Shaeffer wasn't the most heralded back coming in to the camp, but he clearly had the best day. He was a standout in every drill, showing incredible quickness and the ability to make defenders miss all camp long. He catches the ball well out of the backfield and showed great burst.
WR: Joe Dover (Steamboat Springs, Colo.)
Dover was the main target of his high school teammate Austin Hinder, and the two obviously have very good chemistry. Dover has soft hands, runs solid routes and has deceptive speed. He doesn't fight the ball and got behind defensive backs at will during the one-on-ones.
O-line: Spencer Drango (Cedar Park, Texas)
Drango is a big, physical kid who catches your eye right away with his great frame and ability to move. He's light on his feet, is well coached and has a good understanding of how to play his position. He's very coachable and played tougher with more aggression as the camp went on.
D-line: Nduka Onyeali (Denver, Colo./Mullen)
If there was an overall MVP for the camp, regardless of position, it would have gone to Onyeali. The lineman was unblockable in one-on-one drills. He uses his hands very well and is incredibly strong. He plays on the edge but at 5-foot-11, he may have to make the move to linebacker or add weight and move inside to tackle in college. Regardless where he plays, Onyeali has the raw talent to be a difference-maker at the school of his choice.
LB: Randy Mack (Santa Fe, Okla./Edmond)
Mack got better and better as the day went on. He separated from the other 'backers with a standout showing during one-on-one cover drills. He was very tough to block in pass-rushing drills and has a nonstop motor. Mack loves to be coached, has a very solid frame with room to put on considerable size and strength.
DB: Aaron Swift (Aurora, Colo./Eaglecrest)
In what turned out to be a solid group of defensive backs, Swift had the best day. The corner showed good recovery speed and was very aggressive in press coverage, as well. He has quick feet and plays with a nice edge to him.