Posted On: 12/22/20 5:53 PM

AMES-- I got the chance to leave the state of Minnesota this Sunday to scout some of Iowa’s best players at the Level Up 7on7 tryouts that took place at Sports Iowa in Ames. These were my standouts from the Noon session!

Derek Paup, TE, Creston (2022)

Paup was by far the most impressive tight end I watched all day in Ames. Paup showed an excellent drive in his footwork while running his routes on Sunday afternoon. His frame was built like a tight end (6’2, 220) but ran like a sizeable wide receiver. The ball stuck to him like glue as he brought in some heavily contested balls going up against one of the deep DB groups I saw in Ames. Paup has some Division I and II interest that I think could be a solid fit in the Missouri Valley. Sophomore Tape

Lonny Melvin, DB/WR, Cedar Rapids Jefferson

Melvin showed an excellent high topping ability on Sunday afternoon. A suitable two-way prospect that could be aligned to be a great defensive back at the next level. Melvin showed off a real quick twitch when reacting to where the football is going as well on Sunday. Melvin could be

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