Practice Report: Key Observations from First Day of Chargers Camp

TOP PLAYS:

Travis Benjamin made a highlight reel grab along the left sideline, showing off his athleticism to high point the ball while barely tapping both feet in bounds.

Branden Oliver brought the crowd to its feet by catching a ball deep down field along the right sideline.

Derek Watt proved to be a security blanket for the QBs, catching numerous passes out of the backfield.

Cardale Jones found Artavis Scott for a 40-yard TD strike.  The pair connected again later for another big gain.

Trevor Williams had sticky coverage all day, and picked off a pass during 1-on-1s.

Michael Davis showed off his length and athleticism by knocking a ball away from the 6-4 Tyrell Williams.

Andre Williams burst through a big hole paved by Kenny Wiggins and Brett Boyko.

Jahleel Addae had a number of run stuffs, including one where he sliced left to stop the running back well behind the line of scrimmage.

Kenjon Barner showed off a nasty spin move after snaring a ball out of the backfield.

Jeff Cumberland got free over the middle to haul in a deep pass from Kellen Clemens.

Isaac Rochell kicked off his very first training camp with an impressive run stuff.

Nick Dzubnar burst through for a sack toward the end of the day.

Hunter Henry ended practice on a high-note with a couple big gains.

WHO IMPRESSED:

Ricky Henne’s Take: It was an electric atmosphere at Jack Hammett Sports Complex, and the Bolts fed off the energy.  While there was some rust to knock off, it was a pretty smooth first day of camp.  I thought the defense had a strong showing against the run.  Jatavis Brown, Jahleel Addae, Isaac Rochell and Melvin Ingram all made impressive plays in that phase of the game.  I was also impressed by the cornerbacks.  Trevor Williams showed out during 1-on-1s, while Casey Hayward backed up his talk about wanting to be the top corner in the NFL this year. On offense, I thought the tight ends stole the show with some nifty grabs.

 

ODDS AND ENDS:

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