Standouts From GRID Camps October Event In Pennsylvania

Standouts From GRID Camps October Event: Abounding Talent

GRID Camps, the official workout partner of the USFL, recently had another event in Pennsylvania this past Sunday. 44 athletes came out to showcase their talents to the coaches and scouts in attendance, putting on a show throughout the day.

For those unfamiliar with GRID Camps, the organization was formerly known as HUB Football Camps. After making the switch to GRID, CEO & Owner Tom Goodhines has continued to make an effort to consistently provide hundreds of athletes with high quality opportunities to further their professional careers.

“GRID Camps was designed specifically to help propel street free agents and collegiate athletes (portal or incoming college athletes) toward their next football destination.”

The events feature qualified professionals who can help run operations, scout for talent, and give developmental tips and insights to the players who participate.

October’s affair featured New Orleans Breakers HC John DeFilippo, XFL/ELF coach Norm Chow, former NFL personnel Mike Williams & Phillip Daniels, Philadelphia Soul coaches, & plenty more.

Let’s take a look at some of the standouts from Sunday, as there were multiple athletes who impressed across the board.

QB Guy Myers

One of the quarterbacks who stuck out on Sunday was Guy Myers. If the name sounds familiar, it’s because it is. Myers was signed by the New Jersey Generals during the 2022 USFL season, and spent a couple of weeks with the team before being picked up off of waivers by the Tampa Bay Bandits.

Now as a free agent, Guy is looking to take those next steps to get back to the league. At GRID, Guy Myers did impressively well. He ran a 4.62 40 yard dash, showcasing his speed as a taller QB (6’5”, 206). During drills, he continued to perform at a high level, making quality throws at uncomfortable angles.

His agility makes him into a dual threat quarterback, which is exactly the type of athlete that spring football teams are looking for. Do not be surprised if you see Guy Myers back in the USFL sooner than later.

QB Hunter Raquet

Hunter Raquet was another signal caller who made some noise on Sunday. At 6’4”, 223 lbs., he’s got a large frame with a cannon for an arm. Hunter has deceptive speed as well, running a 4.84 40 yard dash.

Raquet made several excellent throws during drills, hitting receivers in stride on a couple of long balls. The ball placement was on point, albeit a miss or two down the stretch.

He had an excellent career in college. During Hunter’s final year at CSU-Peublo, he threw for 2,316 yards and 27 touchdowns, only turning the ball over four times. In addition, he added three touchdowns on the ground.

WR Sean Coyne

Possibly the most impressive athlete of them all on Sunday was Sean Coyne, who was outstanding from start to finish. He opted out of the 40 yard dash, having run a 4.43 at his pro day. Sean did run the fastest shuttle of the day, at 4.02 seconds.

Sean’s route running is elite, creating legitimate separation on essentially every snap. Even on the rare occasion where the DB had solid coverage, Coyne would go up and make the catch anyway. His performance caught the attention of John DeFilippo, who certainly took note of his skill sets on Sunday.

Sean Coyne has had quite the career so far. He was excellent at New Hampshire, racking up 892 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns during his tenure there. Coyne recently had a rookie mini-camp stint with the Kansas City Chiefs. After his outing at GRID Camps this past weekend, expect Sean to generate some serious interest from multiple pro teams.

WR Marcus Taylor

Speaking of creating separation, Marcus Taylor was another receiver who impressed at GRID Camps. He ran a 4.51 40 yard dash, and posted a 10’2” broad jump despite measuring in at just 5’6”, 161 lbs.

Throughout the entire day, Taylor was consistently one of the go-to receivers. Even though he’s on the smaller side, his elusive speed and agility was on full display. He plays bigger than he is, making contested catches against taller DB’s.

For teams searching for a playmaker similar to KaVontae Turpin, Marcus is definitely worth giving a look.

Notable Defenders

LB David Faccone Jr.: had a solid performance at GRID Camps, showcasing his versatility as a linebacker who features both strength and speed. Faccone ran a 4.68 40 yard dash, displaying impressive speed at his size (6’1”, 229lbs.) Towards the end of running drills, he jumped on a route and came away with an interception, one that probably would’ve gone for six in an actual game.

OLB David Still: Speaking of speed, David Still ran a 4.46 40 yard dash, as a linebacker. Another diamond in the rough who could instantly provide a spark to any defense. He led Saginaw State Valley University with 89 tackles in 2019 (ten games).

CB Michael Holland III: Michael was quietly one of the most refined corners on Sunday. He ran a 4.53 40 yard dash (4.43 at his pro day, 40″ vertical jump), and fundamentally played some of the best football of any defender. Holland is a player who could definitely see some looks from the USFL after his performance with his natural athleticism.

CB David Haney: Haney displayed his competitive spirit throughout the entire event, making himself known despite his smaller size. David ran a 4.47 40 yard dash, and is the type of aggressive corner who has tremendous upside with some development.

Offensive Honorable Mentions

QB Tyquell Fields: Fields is another athletic quarterback who made the most of his opportunity on Sunday. He ran a 4.78 40 yard dash, and was one of the fastest signal callers present. Tyquell can make some difficult throws on the run, which is certainly a trait that scouts and coaches are looking for.

WR Donald Stewart: Stewart is a big-bodied receiver at 6’4”, and made his presence known on Sunday. He’s got a knack for finding the football in traffic, making a couple of contested catches despite tight coverage.

WR Clifford Kurker: Kurker was a guy who consistently made plays at GRID Camps. He wrapped up the day by making an incredible catch over defenders in the end zone, high pointing the ball perfectly.

Final Thoughts

GRID Camps continues to prove its value to the landscape of professional football, providing athletes with an opportunity to get their names in front of noteworthy coaches, scouts, and pro teams.

For the 44 athletes who attended on Sunday, they were able to put themselves on the radar of organizations in the USFL, XFL, ELF, NFL, arena football, etc. I would expect to see at least several participants sign contracts with teams, whether it’s in the USFL, arena football., or overseas.

GRID Camps will be hosting their next event on December 10th, in Haines City Florida. For more information on that, visit their website.

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