The all-star game circuit is in full swing. The East-West Shrine game wrapped up their week today in Tampa, always providing us with an appetizer for the Senior Bowl a week later. To me, there were three clear winners from today's action that did nothing but increase their draft stock. Here are the guys that kept jumping out at me.
Victor Ochi (EDGE, Stony Brook)
This dude made a lot of money this week. He kept showing up in practices, catching the attention of plenty of draft media in attendance. This was my first exposure to him today and he showed up in a big way. Ochi was consistently the first guy off of the line of scrimmage, bending the edge and putting pressure on quarterbacks. He showed a relentless motor and won a lot of matchups against some of the best talent that he has ever faced. Expect to hear his name a ton going forward.
Here's a look at one of Ochi's best snaps of the day. Vine will only allow a six second clip, but Ochi ends up making this play. This is the very definition of the scouting term "motor."
Geronimo Allison (WR, Illinois)
Allison is a lean, 6-4 receiver that looks the part. Most in attendance would say that he was the best receiver in Tampa this week. It certainly showed today. Allison proved his worth in the redzone, grabbing two touchdowns. His size and route running ability is intriguing.
West Team: WR Geronimo Allison's polish. From Routes to nuance to hands, he was the most consistent all week & it'll show in this game— Emory Hunt (@FBallGameplan) January 23, 2016
Vernon Adams (QB, Oregon)
When Adams was right, Oregon was tough to beat in 2015. Adams broke his index finger in the early season and really wasn't 100 percent until the end of the year. He's undersized, has small hands and doesn't appear built for the NFL, but he showed out today. He was elusive and creative in the pocket, showing off next level ability with his eyes and progressions. I'm not sure he will get drafted, but he'll get his shot in camp at the very least.