Top performers from Sunday's Gridiron Kings 7-on-7 action
ORLANDO -- The second day of the Gridiron Kings at Disney's ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex featured several top performers. Rivals.com's breaks down the best from Sunday's action.
Bailey didn't win offensive MVP honors, which went instead to his quarterback, Brice Ramsey. But Bailey nonetheless had an outstanding day in the Gridiron Kings Championship. He showed the ability to stretch the field and get a step on vertical routes against defensive backs while also displaying great work in the middle of the field and underneath. He had numerous big receptions and regularly found the end zone.
Ramsey was up-and-down Saturday, but he was firing on all cylinders during the Sunday portion of the event. He made throws to every level of the field and showed the ability to zip the ball into tight spots or put some touch on his passes and lay the ball over the top. He earned MVP honors by terrorizing the Midwest defense in the championship game of the event.
Hargreaves took home MVP honors for the event even though his championship game was relatively quiet compared with his dominant performance in every game leading up to that point. He started Sunday with a very strong performance in the semifinal game, recording a few pass breakups and an interception. He once again worked primarily at safety and showed great instincts and range in covering a ton of space.
Stevens continued his strong Gridiron Kings performance with two big games for the Southeast squad Sunday. He is a big, athletic target who is an excellent vertical threat but can also work to the middle of the field and navigate through traffic. There wasn't a single instance this weekend when Stevens failed to come up with the pass if it was thrown his way.
McQuay recorded an interception in Sunday's championship game, going and getting a pass from Shane Morris. McQuay has made so many of these lists over the summer that there isn't much left to say, but he is clearly an elite safety who has the athleticism to play corner if he wishes.
In a losing effort in the championship game, Treadwell was once again a reliable target who helped march his team downfield. The big outside threat has sure hands, runs strong routes and gets in and out of his cuts quickly. He does a good job of opening up and giving the quarterback a big target.
Mizzell is a good receiving back who is a dangerous offensive option in the 7-on-7 setting. When he works against linebackers, he easily separates from them, whether out of a cut or by simply getting a step behind them. After he gets his hands on the ball, he shows the ability to quickly change direction and make defenders miss.
Taylor was a lone bright spot for the Southwest squad on the offensive side of the ball, catching a pair of touchdowns Sunday morning. He does a good job of getting downfield quickly and regularly consumes copious amount of yardage when he gets his hands on the ball. He may end up on defense in college, but he is also a valid option at slot receiver.
Carrington is a tall, lanky wide receiver who does a good job of winning the ball in the air. In fact, he does a good job of catching pretty much anything that comes his way. He isn't going to blow defenses away from an athletic standpoint, but he's an excellent option for teams who need a sure-handed possession receiver.
Kamara was a regular underneath option for the Southeast squad and helped loosen up defenses by forcing defenders to stay near the line of scrimmage on plays. He shows soft hands when the ball comes his way and runs with great lean that allows him to make a smooth transition when he goes from working laterally to vertically. He also accelerates very quickly when he turns.