Training camp has started for Dallas Cowboys and other NFL teams, and we already have a few guys that managed to excel. Just a few days ago we talked about players that have a huge boom/bust potential, it will be interesting to compare these two lists and see if any of our predictions were correct so far.
While it is still too early to have any definite conclusions regarding the final roster and who will make it, one name that was often mentioned during these few days was Chidobe Awuzie. This will be his second year with America’s Team, and it was evident that during his first season he didn’t manage to cope with high demands of going pro. His performance was decent, nothing more than that, but from what we saw during the camp, it looks like he will be far better this time around.
Awuzie was all over the field and always close to the ball. On numerous occasions, we could see him break up passes, and Dak wasn’t able to send the ball to receivers as Chidobe was covering amazingly. Passes to both Tavon Austin and Xavier Woods were incomplete due to great plays by this guy. A few times the offense did their best to stretch Awuzie, but somehow, he managed to position himself perfectly on the route. There is no doubt that he was tough enough and bursts were incredible.
Another player that needs to be commended is Charles Tapper as he is having plenty of problems off the field but still managed to concentrate and do his job quite well. We saw this guy in 1-on-1 battles and in Compete Period versus Chaz Green where he was very good.
Dorance Armstrong, rookie defensive end, is performing very well as a pass rusher. He demonstrated both explosiveness and power in 1-on-1 with Cameron Fleming, and the third-string quarterback Mike White would suffer a sack if it was a real deal. Armstrong was at both right and left side as a defensive end, and he showed some skills.