Who were five players that stood out at OTA mini-camps?
OTAs are not where jobs are won and lost. However, it is where progress can be made. Rookies get acclimated to playing in the NFL next to chiseled veterans. Veterans learn scheme changes, and get adjusted to playing with new faces.
So, over this two week span, who were the five players who impressed the most and made headlines?
Bleacher Report named Danny Trevathan the stand out of the offseason. They mentioned his past injury history not being a factor for Trevathan for the first time in years. He is able to get a full offseason workout and usually is on the sidelines for these practice reps. As mentioned, this can only be a good thing.
On top of that, his mentorship with Roquan Smith has been notable. Smith talked about looking up to Trevathan, and Trevathan talked about how much he appreciated Smith taking after him. Trevathan wants to see Smith shine above him and has been the strong veteran presence in the locker room that a top ten pick who could take over the defense needs.
Trevathan could be coming into 2018 in shape, in sync with Roquan Smith and motivated with the younger presence beside him. The arrow is pointing up in a big way for Danny Trevathan right now.