Here's a breakdown of the three quarterbacks from the North team after
viewing Wednesday's practice:
Dan LeFevour/Central Michigan
LeFevour still lacks good arm strength and continued to push his passes instead
He does move around very well and is able to create functional space to throw
the ball, but too often his receivers had to wait for his passes to get there.
This issue resulted in passes occasionally getting deflected.
LeFevour has to get more power into his throws in order to get the ball down
Sean Canfield/Oregon St.
This was by far his best session over the three days of practices. Canfield
threw the ball with good touch and terrific accuracy. While the ball doesn't
come out of his hands with any noticeable velocity, he still was able to put the
ball right where his intended target could catch the ball.
He also did a better job with timing with his intended passing options. He tried
to lead the receiver to go get the ball. That's a good sign that he understands
the passing game and progressions.
After two sub par days, the southpaw passer really helped himself to gain the
attention of personnel evaluators.
For the most part, Pike had a strong performance during Wednesday's practice
Pike clearly has the strongest arm of the three North signal callers. However,
his accuracy was a bit inconsistent. Part of the issue is that he's a tall
quarterback with a high release point, so his passes tend to sail every now and
His footwork was consistent and he was able to make some really solid throws. He
made one in particular that was through two defenders on a short route. Those
kinds of stick throws are ones that young quarterbacks will be asked to make at
the next level.