Patriots rookie WR Demario Douglas destroys defender in training camp practice

Is Demario Douglas going to make the team?
Aug 2, 2023; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Demario Douglas (60) heads to
Aug 2, 2023; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots wide receiver Demario Douglas (60) heads to / Eric Canha-USA TODAY Sports

Rookie wide receiver Demario Douglas continues to turn heads throughout the New England Patriots training camp. Tuesday morning was just an example of what the rookie wideout has been doing to defenders all camp long.

In a video that has now gone viral across Patriots X (Twitter) is Demario Douglas toasting defensive back Myles Bryant in a one v one rep. The former Liberty University wide receiver sells his route to the outside and swiftly cuts back inside leaving the veteran defensive back in the dust and catching an easy touchdown catch along the back of the end zone.

The 22-year-old rookie has been an unexpected star for the Patriots early into training camp. In another play during practice today, the receiver known as "Pop" was able to beat first-round draft pick out of Oregon University, Christian Gonzalez, for another touchdown catch. Douglas's impressive start to camp has even earned him some time with the first-team offense.

Before training camp even started many were already excited about the sixth-round draft pick. The smaller receiver was already known for his versatility when drafted because he could be used as a receiver, running back, and on special teams. The special teams aspect of Douglas is something the Patriots have always valued in the past and should serve the rookie wideout a nice role to start early in his career.

During his last two years at Liberty Douglas showed growth as a wide receiver. In 2021 Douglas had 52 catches for just over 700 yards and six touchdowns. Last season, the former Liberty wide receiver had 79 receptions on 993 yards. He also added another 105 yards on the ground on only 5 carries. This versatile weapon could be just what the doctor ordered for a Patriots offense that last season lacked explosiveness and dynamic skilled position players.