2016 East-West Shrine Game
Location: Tropicana Field (home of the Tampa Bay Rays) St. Petersburg, FL
Time: 4 PM EST
TV: NFL Network
The 91st edition of the East-West Shrine Game kicks off a great two weeks of the most intense and arguably the biggest period of these prospects' lives. There have been some E-W alumni that have gone on to make a name for themselves in the league. MCM's most famous example being current Buccaneer and former Titan CB Alterraun Verner. In fact, Carolina's standout CB Josh Norman is an alumnus of this game. After a week of practices, who stood out? Who didn't do so well? Who if any will get the call up to the big boy's table next week at the Senior Bowl like Zadarius Smith last year? Tune in to find out!
- Look for Oregon QB Vernon Adams to continue on his good week of practices into the game. He displays a rare knack for this type of setting. It's nearly impossible for a quarterback to thrive in such a short timing event but he has to a certain extent.
- Arkansas State TE Darian Griswold had some pretty good practices. Likely made himself into a draft pick this week. Even Clark Griswold would be happy.
- Nate Sudfeld is the most physically intriguing QB at the event. Can he put it together in the game?
- Devon Cajuste did nothing to harm his stock. Impressed everyone there. Still think he's a tweener for the TE position and could be Jimmy Graham (the healthy Saints version). Faster than Devin Funchess.
- Everyone is raving about South Carolina State's DT Javon Hargreaves. He had a great week. I'll have to do some more work on this guy. Very good candidate to get called up the to the show in Mobile next week. Quickly becoming my favorite Hargreaves in the draft class.
- Stony Brook DL Victor Ochi is another defensive line prospect that has scouts intrigued. Will have to go back and watch more of him.
- Miami S Deon Bush did what was expected of him. He flashed a lot of good stuff but that weight is a little less than ideal for a safety. Like many other Hurricanes, he could be a better pro than some expect because of the quality of coaching at Miami was very suspect.
- Coming into the week, FSU LB Terrance Smith needed to dispel the notion that he's an injury prone talent and he did just that. He could see a rise up the boards like his former teammate Telvin Smith.