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.”