The Nike Football Training Camp stopped in suburban Washington, D.C., Sunday and there was some strong showings at receiver. However, five stood out, and FOX Sports NEXT rates them.
1. Jamil Kamara, Bishop Sullivan High, Virginia Beach, Va.
Skinny: There were receivers bigger and receivers faster, but none had the combination of size, strength, hands and production of Kamara. The only time he was contained was going in some epic battles with four-star cornerback Jalen Tabor. Otherwise, he dominated reps and showed tremendous hands in doing it. Once he touches a ball, there is a great chance he snares it. He even demonstrated his toughness when he returned to action after going through an examine following a tough collision to the ground involving Tabor.
2. Adonis Jennings, Timber Creek Regional High, Erial, N.J.
Skinny: Jennings was steady and productive. He was strong getting past jams at the line of scrimmage and showed an ability to get down the field. He also beat cornerbacks to the inside and to the outside, and he has the size (6-2, 185) to seal off defenders and make catches. The biggest mystery with Jennings is why he still sits with single-digit offers, but he performs in spring workouts like he did at the NFTC, that will change quickly.
3. Jaason Lewis, Ocean Lakes High, Virginia Beach, Va.
Skinny: Lewis, a class of 2015 prospect, looks physically ready to compete in college already and he will be one of the top players in next year’s “757” class. His top-end speed is incredible for a kid who is 6-3, 225, and he showed good explosion and an ability to get in and out of breaks. On a pair of occasions, Lewis beat a cornerback at the line of scrimmage and blew past a safety within 20 yards of a deep route. His hands need a little work, but not enough to be a concern.
4. Demornay Pierson-El, West Potomac High, Alexandria, Va.
Skinny: Pierson-El isn’t the biggest receiver, but he is quick and comes out of breaks quickly. He was able to set cornerbacks up well on out-patterns, and his 5-9, 170 pound frame was not an issue getting off the line of scrimmage. In fact, Pierson-El was able to use his quickness to get by bigger defensive backs during press coverage, and he was effective on short crossing routes.
5. Tino Ellis, DeMatha Catholic High, Hyattsville, Md.
Skinny: Ellis is only a freshman, but he was that good, and it was easy to see why he already holds an offer from Maryland. He changes direction well and came out of breaks with tremendous burst. Factor in he’s 6-1, 180 pounds and has three more seasons to play, and it is scary. He was able to use his size to shield defensive backs and he showed very good hands. And he did it despite being at a disadvantage in strength. Ellis also was able to get open down the field, and he ran a number of perfect routes to get between the linebacker and safety late in the combine.