On Tuesday as I walked out to afternoon practice here at 2012 Verizon Vikings Training Camp, I asked followers on Twitter if there were any players they’d like me to pay special attention. We received many responses, so instead of responding to each person individually, we decided to put all the responses together and share it that way so everyone can read about the players that are tipping the curiosity of the fans.
And to make it as Twitter-realistic as possible, each comment below is in 140 characters or less (that is the character limit for a Twitter message). Here we go…
DL Christian Ballard: Second-team DT on Tuesday. Looks significantly bigger and better this year compared to last year. Will contribute.
S Robert Blanton: Sat out practice on Tuesday. Has been good to this point. Still learning defense obviously.
LB Audie Cole: Best I’ve seen him look on Tuesday. Great swim move during pass rush drill. Strikes well.
CB Bobby Felder: Had impressive INT during 1-on-1 drill. Won’t surprise me if he impresses during preseason. Plays with energy.
FB Jerome Felton: Was running with the first team at FB. Solid blocker. Also a special teams contributor.
LB Everson Griffen: First-team kickoff coverage; third-team LB. Explosive rushing passer off edge. Plays with energy.
DT Letroy Guion: First-team DT. Having a great camp. Good movement skills, very good strength. Anchors well.
DT Trevor Guyton: Third-team offense. Also plays special teams. Good movement. Role TBD.
LB Tyrone McKenzie: Big jump up from last year. Plays second-team MIKE LB. Impressive INT on Tuesday. Vocal on field.
S Mistral Raymond: Mostly first-team reps, some second-team. Seems better-versed in defensive scheme this year.
DE Brian Robison: Same ‘ol B-Rob. Plays with passion. Exclusively first-team left DE. Good inside pass rush moves.
OL Geoff Schwartz: Plays multiple positions with second and third teams. Role still TBD.
WR Jerome Simpson: Great speed. Gets open a lot. Love him on comeback routes. Good after the catch.
S Harrison Smith: Opened camp with the second team, but has begun to take some reps with first team. Looks the part. Plays bigger than listed.
Tags: Audie Cole, Bobby Felder, Brian Robison, Christian Ballard, Everson Griffen, Geoff Schwartz, Harrison Smith, Jerome Felton, Jerome Simpson, Letroy Guion, Mistral Raymond, Robert Blanton, Trevor Guyton, Tyrone McKenzie
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