We're still 3 months away from the start of the NFL season. But for ex-Hawaii receiver, Ashley Lelie, the time is now.
By his own account, Lelie's first day at camp went pretty well. The former Hawaii speed guy and first round draft pick of the Denver Broncos, took part in his first team practice on Friday, as the Broncos opened their annual 3-day May mini-camp.
Lelie, wearing number 10, took passes from a number of Bronco quarterbacks, including his former college teammate, Nick Rolovich, who's trying out in Denver.
Lelie was the first ever first round NFL draft pick taken out of the University of Hawaii. Friday, he spent time with veteran receiver's Rod Smith and Ed Mccaffery, just trying to learn the ropes.
There's so much talk about the Broncos' playbook. Have you seen it yet? How big is it?
Lelie: "I've only seen part of it and the part we have is day 1, and that's already big enough. We just have to swallow it all as we go.
How difficult is it with all the language?
Lelie: "It's not that much different than what we ran in Hawaii. It's just different plays, but the language and all the terms are the same."
It looked like Rod was giving you some advice and pointers and things like that.
Lelie: Definitely, he was telling me how to set up DB's and all the finer points of receiving, that we didn't learn too much at Hawaii. He was helping me out."