UA Game: Red Top Five Defense

Myles Garrett

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Scout had plenty of personnel on hand for the opening practice at the Under Armour All-America week, and the following five prospects stood out the most on the Red Team defense.

The Scout Recruiting team was in full force for the second day of Under Armour practices Monday, and the Red Team defense had several standouts.

It was whittled down to the following five top performers in the end, based solely on Monday's practice performance, not recruiting or ranking.

Rashaan Evans | OLB | Auburn (Ala.) High | Undeclared

Notes: Arguably the top front-seven defender on either roster through two practices is the top outside 'backer prospect on Scout. He can beat you with speed, agility and power. There's not a better example of the latter than when he drove through the nation's top offensive lineman, Cameron Robinson, to the ball carrier during inside drill. Evans can simply do it all.

Quin Blanding | S | Virginia Beach (Va.) Bayside | Virginia

Notes: Blanding was a big-hitter on Day 1, but he also proved he can make plays in the passing game. He got his hands on a pair of passes that were on target Monday, nearly picking off one late in the team session. The physical five-star was still making tough plays when he was unable to make a play on the ball, and one resulted in the wideout dropping the rock in the end.

Myles Garrett | DE | Arlington (Tex.) Martin | Texas A&M

Notes: Garrett makes it two for two in standout performances, turning even more heads on Monday than he did Sunday. The speed and balance of this Texan is perhaps unmatched on the stacked rosters.

Andrew Brown | DT | Chesapeake (Va.) Oscar Smith | Virginia

Notes: Despite some low-points like a pair of pancakes against him, the five-star was a force on the interior once again Monday. He uses his added strength well to split double teams and even showed a counter move or two as a pass rusher on his birthday today.

Thomas Holley | DT | Brooklyn (N.Y.) Lincoln | Penn State

Notes: Still very young and raw in his technique, there's no denying the New Yorker's athleticism on the interior. He is quick off the ball and flashes good power in the process.

Scott Kennedy, Greg Biggins, Chad Simmons, Jamie Newberg, Josh Harvey, Amy Campbell, Anna Hickey, Jacquie Franciulli, Kyle Bogenschutz and Josh Harvey contributed to this report. Recommended Stories