I've mentioned it before in this spot, but June camps are hard from an evaluation standpoint. It's nearly impossible to glean much about linemen, or anyone really, until they get into pads.
What you can tell, and it's as clear as something that's clear, is how fast this team has become.
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When the skill players lined up for post-practice sprints, rookies Mike Goodson, Larry Beavers and Jason Chery were far ahead of the rest of them. You started to see a little more from some of the older guys (such as Steve Smith) because of the fast company they were keeping.
That filters down through every position group. There are legitimate track stars at most positions, with players such as Chris Gamble, Thomas Davis, Charles Johnson and Everette Brown on defense capable of changing the pace of a game.
It's a subtle thing, but with each passing year, they've added faster guys to the mix, to the extent that you wonder how some guys fit in here long-term.
-- Speaking of Davis, he was back on the field Monday after missing the last week. The only absences now are RB Jonathan Stewart (who declined interview requests), TE Dante Rosario and WR Kevin McMahan.
-- Speaking of Beavers, he's still extremely raw as a prospect. Given his small-college background, it would probably be unfair to ask much from him on offense this soon. But the way he runs, you never know. Monday morning, he caught a deep out down the left sideline, and was so far removed from "coverage" that he could have crawled into the end zone from 10 yards out. Not saying he's a lock to make the team, but there have been guys who hung around a long time (cough, Drew Carter, cough) simply by being able to run fast in a straight line.