Lessons Learned: D.C. NFTC 

April, 21, 2013
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ASHBURN, Va. -- The 2013 Nike Football Training Camp tour stopped Saturday at the Washington Redskins' training facility as the top recruits just below the Mason-Dixon Line showcased their ability.

Here's what we learned:

DBs, DLs impress

Few NFTC camps on the tour fared better when it came to these two units. Andrew Brown (Chesapeake, Va./Oscar Frommel), ranked No. 3 in the ESPN 150, was the big name on the defensive line -- but coaches were actually more impressed by Jalyn Holmes (Norfolk, Va./Lake Taylor). In the secondary, safety Quin Blanding (Virginia Beach, Va./Bayside) headlined the defensive backs as the No. 11 recruit in the nation. Cornerback Jalen Tabor (Washington, D.C./Friendship Collegiate) might have had the better day, though. He's still looking for the right school, and with his good footwork and awareness he showed most on-lookers why he's ranked No. 19 in the country.

QB Andrew Ford is underrated


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