Most of the practice was devoted to one-on-one matchups. The wide receivers and cornerbacks went against each other. Overall, the defensive backs had a quality day and did pretty well considering the drill has an advantage for the offense. The quarterback and receiver know the route that is being run without a pass rush or safety help for the corner. Despite those advantages, there were a few defensive backs who stood out with good practices.
One of them was Oklahoma cornerback Demontre Hurst. He showed nice flexibility and change-of-directions skills to run with receivers. Hurst did a nice job of not allowing separation. On a pass to speedy wideout Chad Bumphis, Hurst timed his break well to slap the ball away from the Mississippi State product.
On another route downfield, Hurst blanketed Middle Tennessee State receiver Anthony Amos and slapped away the ball. That happened again during the team scrimmage as Hurst broke on the ball to block the pass. Hurst definitely helped himself on Tuesday and looks like a solid mid-round pick.