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Top Performers from All-American Bowl Week

Charles Power11 days
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Mykel Williams has been impressive during the first two practices at the All-American Bowl. (Jeremy Birmingham/On3)

SAN ANTONIO, Texas – Saturday saw dozens of the nation’s top prospects play in the nationally-televised All-American Bowl inside the Alamodome. The game was the culmination of a week of action which included four practices.

On3 was on hand all week to take in the action. Here are our top performers from the week, which combines what we saw in the practices and in Sunday’s game.

All-American Bowl Roster Breakdown | Day 1 Top Performers |Day 2 Top Performers | Day 3 Top Performers |Ranking the Quarterbacks

On3 MVP: Mykel Williams – Georgia

Mykel Williams came to the All-American Bowl as the No. 4 overall prospect in the On300. He might’ve out-played that lofty ranking at the All-American Bowl. The 6-foot-5, 265-pounder was dominant from start to finish. Williams has a complete skill set as an interior pass rusher. He combines high-end first-step quickness and plus length with quick hands, a catalog of pass rush moves and a motor that runs hot. William’s 1-on-1 session during Thursday’s joint practice may be the most dominant stretch we saw from a prospect in either national all-star game. Williams’ fantastic week carried over to Saturday’s game. He lived in the backfield all afternoon, showing his ability as an interior pass rusher while also playing some on the edge. Williams finished with several plays behind the line of scrimmage, including a sack against his future Georgia teammate, Earnest Greene. In all, the five-star’s showing was among the best we’ve seen from a defensive lineman in this setting in a few years. 

2. WR Isaiah Bond – Alabama

Isaiah Bond was a two-way player at Georgia powerhouse Buford High and has been ranked as an athlete for the majority of the cycle. The 5-foot-11, 175-pounder has one of the best track profiles of the cycle as a state champion in the 100 (10.48) and 200 (21.05) meters. We saw that speed transfer over to the field, and then some. Bond was the toughest cover at the All-American Bowl. He regularly got deep on opposing corners, often roasting the competition. We were also pleasantly surprised with Bond’s route-running ability and technical ability at receiver. He can continue to hone his ball skills, but looks to be further along than expected. The Alabama signee looks like one of the top deep threats in the cycle. 

3. QB Drew Allar – Penn State

Drew Allar was the top performing quarterback during All-American Bowl practices, showcasing his advanced passing talent and skill. The 6-foot-5, 230-pounder has the best arm talent in the 2022 cycle. He has plus arm strength with the ability to easily drive the ball to all levels. Allar delivers from multiple arm slots and can layer the football, resulting in easily catchable passes. There were multiple occasions throughout the week where Allar would throw prior to a receiver showing himself to be open. While he didn’t stuff the stat sheet in the game, we saw Allar make some high-level throws over the course of the afternoon.

4. QB Cade Klubnik – Clemson

Cade Klubnik received the most in-game reps of all quarterbacks and took advantage of the opportunity. The Clemson signee didn’t have trouble adjusting to the increased speed of live game action. That shouldn’t come as a surprise given his experience playing top competition in the state of Texas. Klubnik showed off his mobility and accuracy, hitting a few nice passes while moving to his right. While he doesn’t have the natural arm talent of Allar or Brown and entered the game running third in our quarterback pecking order, Klubnik was on the same page with his receivers and had by far the most productive game of the bunch.

5. EDGE Dani Dennis-Sutton – Penn State

We didn’t get to see Dani Dennis-Sutton take quite as many reps as Mykel Williams or Marvin Jones Jr. over the course of the All-American Bowl week, but the Penn State commit impressed on snap-by-snap basis. Dennis-Sutton had an outtanding showing in 1-on-1’s on the first practice. He followed that up by being disruptive in Saturday’s game. He easily beat Ohio State signee George Fitzpatrick for a big sack in the first half. We also saw Dennis-Sutton show off some explosive strength in setting the edge. The future Nittany Lion is a high energy prospect with impressive speed-to-power.

6. QB Devin Brown – Ohio State

Along with Allar, Devin Brown looked like one of the top physical talents at quarterback in the 2022 cycle throughout the week. The 6-foot-2. 5, 195-pounder excelled as a downfield passer, showing the ability to rip the ball to the second and third levels at All-American Bowl practices. Brown showed easily projectable arm talent and movement ability. We didn’t get to see the Ohio State signee take a bunch of reps in the game, but there were a few occasions where you could see his physical talent on display.

7. S Devin Moore – Florida

We thought Devin Moore had the best week of the defensive backs at the All-American Bowl. The Florida signee is a bigger player in the secondary at 6-foot-1.5, 190 pounds. Moore excelled as a cover safety. He’s a natural mover with good speed for the position, to go with the size. The Gator signee made a number of plays on the ball throughout the week. We also saw him come down with an interception in the game. He currently ranks as the no. 84 overall prospect in the On300 and played up to the ranking.

8. IOL Earnest Greene – Georgia

There were several jumbo-sized offensive linemen in the All-American Bowl. We thought Earnest Greene had the best week of the group. The 6-foot-3.5, 350-pounder showed off his versatility while working at left tackle for the West team throughout the week. He pairs a wide base and long arms with advanced technical skills. Greene announced for Georgia during the game and projects along the interior long-term. With that said, he has some resemblance to your typical Georgia offensive linemen like Jamaree Salyer – big maulers who can play multiple spots on the line.

9. RB Nick Singleton – Penn State

It can be difficult for running backs to impress in non-contact all-star practices. That was not the case with Nick Singleton at the All-American Bowl. The 6-foot, 210-pounder is the No. 1 running back in the cycle in the On300 and On3 Consensus. He certainly played up to that ranking. Singleton has an elite burst that is on another level from any running back we’ve seen over the past two weeks. The five-star quickly gets to the second level and showed the top end speed to pull away from the secondary for long scores. We were also impressed with his pass-catching ability out of the backfield. Singleton has soft hands with the ability to adjust to inaccurate throws. He didn’t get many touches during the game, but Singleton looked like the nation’s top running back prospect in practices.

10. EDGE Marvin Jones Jr. – Georgia

The current No. 1 prospect in the On300, Marvin Jones Jr. entered the All-American Bowl with something to prove. Jones answered the bell, turning in a strong week of work. The 6-foot-5, 250-pounder was the top EDGE in practices. He flashed top notch flexibility and curvilinear movement in rounding the hoop. Jones is not a finished product and will need to continue honing some technique and his finishing ability. With that said, he was certainly among the more disruptive defensive players on hand throughout the week.

Additional notes

+ Similar to Klubnik, we saw Gunner Stockton fare a little better in the game than in practices. Stockton was able to use his mobility and power run element to help in leading a touchdown drive for the East. The Georgia signee is a tough, physical player who is not shy about taking on contact. He also showed a strong arm throughout All-American Bowl practices.

+ Kentucky wide receiver signee Barion Brown wascertainly one of the fastest players on hand at the All-American Bowl. The 5-foot-11, 170-pounder also showed some open-field wiggle in the game with several nice plays in the first half. Brown went out with an ankle sprain, but returned for a catch in the fourth quarter. Kevin Coleman surprised the recruiting world with his commitment to Deion Sanders and Jackson State in the fourth quarter. The four-star was among the more technically-refined receivers in San Antonio. Ohio State signee Kyion Grayes also impressed with his route running ability. Grayes got wide open on a double move in the first half and likely would’ve scored a touchdown had Klubnik’s throw been on time. C.J. Williams committed to USC during the game and showed off some strong hands and polish, coming down with a diving touchdown on a throw from Klubnik.

+ Ohio State defensive line signee Caden Curry had an active week at All-American Bowl practices. We saw the 6-foot-2.5, 240-pounder carry that over to the game. Curry is a high energy, aggressive player with some refined technical skills. The initial quickness effort level showed up on Saturday as he made a few plays behind the line of scrimmage.

+ After Greene, we thought Notre Dame Billy Schrauth had the most consistent week among offensive linemen from start to finish. The 6-foot-4, 295-pounder played multiple spots on the West offensive line. He impressed with his hands, reactive quickness and competitiveness on a daily basis.

+ Rayshon Luke had a big day. The 5-foot-8, 156-pounder showed off his elite track speed in scoring a few touchdowns en route to being named the All-American Bowl MVP. Luke also announced his commitment to Arizona. He joins some other top SoCal prospects including Tetairoa McMillan, Keyan Burnett and Noah Fifita in the Wildcats’ class.

+ We thought Texas signee Jaylon Guilbeau and TCU signee Kyron Chambers were the top two defensive backs for the West team throughout All-American Bowl week. Guilbeau was had the most active ball production in coverage at practices and jumped a Drew Allar pass for a near pick in the game. Chambers was a late add, coming in mid-week. He hit the ground running in practices and had an interception in the game.

+ Joshua Burnham (Notre Dame) and Lander Barton (Utah) and were two linebackers who impressed for the East and West, respectively. Barton was the On3 MVP for the West team on Wednesday while Burnham was the East’s On3 MVP on Thursday. Barton showed the ability to drop into space and carry receivers downfield. Burnham took control of the East defense and caught our eye with his movement skills and instincts.