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ESPN Director of Recruiting Tom Luginbill, a former college and pro quarterback, watched the QBs closely during the practices.
"Timing is going to be the biggest challenge for all of these quarterbacks to deal with because they are playing with guys that they have no prior experience with," he said. "The receivers and defensive backs are even faster than you expect and the overall game speed has been amped up several times from what they have grown accustomed to during high school.
Countering the speed, Luginbill says, is as simple as taking what the defense gives them on any given play.
"The natural instinct for the quarterbacks is to make the tough throws and prove they can fit the ball in tight spaces," Luginbill added. "But as the week goes on they will make smarter throws and the get the ball to the running backs out in the flats or the tight ends on checkdowns. Just like they will be expected to do in college.