The Fresno Bee (Sunday) - - Sports - Robert Kuwada: @rkuwada

Quar­ter­backs Jorge Reyna and Ben Woooldridg­e had much bet­ter af­ter­noons than they did in the Bull­dogs’ first spring scrim­mage. A big part of that was the young re­ceiv­ing group also had a much bet­ter day, par­tic­u­larly Emoryie Ed­wards, the Tu­lare Union grad.

“We had some guys that made some tough catches, get­ting balls be­hind them.” Ted­ford said. “They were flip­ping their hips and mak­ing plays. I thought Emoryie Ed­wards did a great job div­ing, mak­ing catches and things like that. He re­ally showed a lot to­day.”

Ted­ford on Reyna, Wooldridge and Steven Com­stock: “They’re do­ing pretty well. As prac­tice goes on they keep learn­ing and ob­vi­ously with the more ex­pe­ri­ence they get with the reps and things like that. That’s what you’re look­ing for, for them to im­prove all the time and learn from their mis­takes. I though they did a nice job to­day for the most part. There’s still a lot to work on, but they did a good job.”

Payne’s de­vel­op­ment out­side at de­fen­sive end could end up mak­ing him an in­trigu­ing op­tion for the Bull­dogs’ de­fen­sive staff.

“Leonard is a pow­er­ful dude,” Watts said. “He is one of the strong­est guys in that group. I mean, you see him, he works in­cred­i­bly hard and when he gets his hands on you and he’s play­ing with lever­age he’s a hard guy to block.”

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