Fresh focus: Malachi Dupre
Position: Wide receiver
Weight: 188 pounds
High school: John Curtis
Strengths: A five-star recruit, Dupre enters camp as one of the most celebrated freshman receivers in the nation. Ranked by some as the No. 1 wideout in the 2014 class, he’s got sure hands and speed.
Must improve on: Learning the playbook. Offensive coordinator Cam Cameron’s system might not be the toughest in the world, but for a rookie out of high school, it means lots of learning.
Safety Ronald Martin says: “He looks really, really good as a true freshman. He worked hard this summer, and it showed. He knew his plays right off the bat, and he was just flowing with us.”
Projection: Dupre is expected to have an immediate impact in a receiving corps that lost Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham Jr.
“We clean out the place. They know when we come in. Like, ‘Aw no, here they come again.’ ”
— Right tackle Jerald Hawkins on the offensive line’s frequent visits to Baton Rouge hibachi restaurant Kaminari
Safety Jalen Mills returned to the team. He practiced in the afternoon portion, just hours after East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore charged him with simple batter, a misdemeanor.
Next three up
Tuesday’s practices: 9:30 a.m., varsity practice in helmets only (with select freshmen); 3:45 p.m., freshmen practice in helmets only (with select veterans)
Wednesday’s practices: 9:20 a.m., varsity practice in shells (with select freshmen); 3:45 p.m., freshmen practice in shells (with select veterans)
Thursday’s practices: 9:15 a.m., varsity practice in shells (with select freshmen); 3:45 p.m., freshmen practice in shells (with select veterans)