Looking back at The Opening

After watching the players throughout the competition at The Opening, here's a position-by-position break down of some players who caught our attention.


I still have concerns about Max Browne's (Sammamish, Wash./Sammamish) mechanics, but his aptitude and ability to understand concepts is very strong. He has got a big arm and can make all the throws. I am curious to see how quickly he can get rid of the ball when he's under duress, but those aren't things that can be judged in a seven-on-seven environment. Overall, Browne is a very productive player.

Christian Hackenberg (Fork Union, Va./Fork Union Military) is as good as a gets from a physical standpoint, but can sometimes be inconsistent. He has got all the tools and sometimes he will make you jump out of your seat. Other times he's not quite where he needs to be on some of his reads.