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Prospects pick own MVPs from Bay Area Rivals 3 Stripe Camp

HAYWARD, Calif. - There is no higher honor for a football player than to earn the respect of his fellow competitors. So we asked some of the participants at Sunday’s Rivals 3 Stripe Camp presented by adidas in the Bay Area to talk about which other players at the event impressed them with their performances.

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CLASS OF 2019 RANKINGS: Rivals250 | State | Position | Team

BEST QUARTERBACK   

Kaiden Bennett
Kaiden Bennett

The pick: QB Kaiden Bennett

Why: "Well, he looks like Odell (Beckham Jr.) and he has good accuracy." - RB Jauheem Taylor

BEST WIDE RECEIVER   

Kody Epps
Kody Epps

The pick: Kody Epps

Why: "He was the only one who caught one on me all day." - DB Alex Austin

The pick: Puka Nacua

Why: “He can high-point the ball, has speed and does a good job of getting off a jam.” – 2020 wide receiver Matt Sykes

The pick: Randy Rivera

Why: “He had nice routes, good feet and his ball skills were strong.” – 2020 athlete Justin Pinkney

The pick: Kody Epps

Why: “I went up against a lot of guys that gave me some great competition, but Kody Epps – I’ve played with him during 7-on-7 and in practices he’ll always be one of the top receivers, so it was just good to play against him.” – 2021 defensive back Elisha Lloyd

The pick: Jalen McMillan

Why: “He’s fast and he has nice hips. I don’t know him, but I know he’s good.” – 2019 athlete Leonard Glass

BEST OFFENSIVE LINEMAN   

Bula Schmidt
Bula Schmidt

The pick: Bula Schmidt

Why: "That's the first time I lost a rep at a camp. He's strong." - WDE Kwabena Watson

The pick: Julius Buelow

Why: "What was so tough was his size and his width." - DE Xavier Carlton

The pick: Michael Lynn

Why: “First of all, he waited patiently for me to attack. As soon as I did that, he’d set his feet and then he’d maneuver his hands, which had me caught off guard, really.” – 2019 defensive tackle De’Jon Benton

The pick: Bula Schmidt

Why: “He was out there playing center. He’s just a beast.” – 2019 offensive lineman Julian Bradley

The pick: Bula Schmidt

Why: “He’s good. He has fast feet.” – Rivals100 offensive lineman Julius Buelow

The pick: Bula Schmidt

Why: “He’s a big dude and the coaches are talking about how hard it is to get around guys like him and you can see it.” – 2019 offensive lineman Michael Lynn

BEST DEFENSIVE LINEMAN   

Xavier Carlton
Xavier Carlton

The pick: Kwabena Watson

Why: "Just his speed and then he was spinning all the time." - Four-star offensive tackle Julius Buelow

The pick: Gabriel Lopez

Why: "He's quick and he has really good feet." - 2020 OL Reece Atteberry

The pick: Xavier Carlton

Why: "It's not necessarily him. I just opened up my hips a little bit and he has a really long reach." - OL Bula Schmidt

The pick: De’jon Benton

Why: “He was pretty good – he was the only guy that got me. He got me once. On my first set I had him, I just moved my feet really fast, on my second set, I tried to jump-set him and he just cut inside and he stuck me.” - Bradley

The pick: Xavier Carlton

Why: “I’ve been at two camps with him already … and I can see that he’s grown from all the other ones and came here and showed out.” – 2019 defensive end Kwabena Watson

The pick: Xavier Carlton

Why: “He’s fast and he’s quick, not too much power but coming around the edge and trying to anticipate him was tough.” – Rivals100 offensive lineman Julius Buelow

The pick: Brayden Wood

Why: “He’s blowing up with offers right now and it’s because of his motor. He keeps going and going and even when the whistle blows he doesn’t want to stop. I think that’s something that’s a good quality for a defensive end.” – 2019 offensive lineman Michael Lynn

BEST LINEBACKER   

Jordan Botelho
Jordan Botelho

The pick: Jordan Botelho

Why: "He was really good in coverage, just really physical." - RB Raleek Brown

BEST DEFENSIVE BACK   

Leonard Glass
Leonard Glass

The pick: Maurice Wilmer

Why: “He was patient with his jam and then kept up with me on the streak.” – 2020 wide receiver Matt Sykes

The pick: Alex Austin

Why: “His technique was pretty good. He had stamina, he just knew that he had good ball skills.” – 2020 athlete Justin Pinkney

The pick: Leonard Glass

Why: “He was lock down, he’s one of my favorite corners. I actually studied how he moved and tried to add it to my own craft – he’s a really good DB.” – Lloyd

The pick: Elisha Lloyd

Why: “He was real good today.” – Glass