Posted On: 04/29/21 12:18 PM

As someone who has been in the scouting community for a few years, I prefer to see players in person. Having only recently moved to Tennessee from North Carolina, however, I haven’t had much opportunity to get eyes on prospects in the Volunteer State. In fact, Saturday’s Prep Redzone Showcase was my first chance to see several players in person.

If you haven’t yet read Chris Smith’s overview article and his Top Performers make sure to check those out. Here, I’ll try to differentiate my thoughts a little bit and talk about some of the guys in the trenches that impressed me.

Edge Rushers

On the outside, I was impressed with University School sophomore Raleigh Seals Raleigh Seals 6'4" | ATH USJ | 2023 TN . He put up a sub-5 40 and some great quickness with great times in the short shuttle and L drill. He showed out in one-on-ones and is a guy that could become a top pass rusher with a bit more muscle and time to develop. I’m still not sure whether to classify him as an edge or an interior lineman at this point, but if he puts on a bit more weight, he could be a prototypical strongside defensive end

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