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East-West Shrine Game @ 4pm on NFL Network

sjnyfan : 1/18/2014 4:03 pm
Not the upper crust of NFL prospects but several of these players will make NFL rosters come the end of summer. Here's a few I like :

Pierre Desir, CB, Lindenwood--Haitian born with quite a backstory. He had 52 pass deflections in his college career including 25 INT's. The word is that despite coming from DII he's held his own and probably has a Senior Bowl invite coming. Nearly 6'1", 200 lbs, he has 9 1/2 in. hands and 32 7/8 in. arms (longer than Pugh, lol!). I'm really intrigued by Desir.

Larry Webster III, DE, Bloomsburg--Went to college on a basketball scholarship where he was a 4 year starter, division player of the year and career blocks leader. Decided to play football, which he hadn't played since HS while he had eligibility left. In two years he had 31 TFLs including 26 sacks. His father, Larry Webster Jr. played 11 years in the NFL on the D-line. The younger Webster is still learning using mostly his athleticism to win rather than technique and he's a bit upright and stiff-hipped, but if a team has the time he could become a productive NFL player. He has 10.25 in. hands and is nearly 6'6". Only weighed in at 249 lbs. though

Dakota Dozier, OL, Furman--Over 6'3", 312 lbs and plays with some nasty. Team captain with 44 straight starts, he's the kind of guy you want to go into the trenches with.

James Stone, C, Tennessee--Was the pivot on a line that rivaled Alabama in the SEC. Hope he has a big game.

DeDe Lattimore, LB, Univ. of S. Florida--Lattimore played ILB for the Bulls this past year but was much more effective from WLB where he played half of 2012. Smallish (under 6') and is a bit overaggressive and undisciplined but coaching can fix that. Plus, USF players have treated us well in recent drafts.

Ryan Groy, OL, Wisconsin--Never missed a game as a Badger including 33 starts. His starts include, LT, LG, C and FB. Another Wisconsin lineman with versatility and will definitely make an NFL roster.

A few quick notes  
sjnyfan : 1/18/2014 4:07 pm : link
Max Bullough who did not play in the Rose Bowl because he was sent home, weighed in at 265 lbs, well over what the Spartans listed him at this year.

EJ Gaines was injured and didn't practice. It's a shame because he's the best defensive prospect in this game without question and I think he's a top 5 CB in this draft class. I wonder how hurt he'll be if the Senior Bowl comes calling.

Speaking of the Senior Bowl, Jimmy Garoppolo will probably be heading there with a good game today.
is this blacked out?  
Sy'56 : 1/18/2014 4:35 pm : link
For anyone else?
It's on the NFL Channel  
Headhunter : 1/18/2014 4:38 pm : link
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rdt288 : 1/18/2014 4:39 pm : link
Not blocked out in central nj
It's on nfl network
Got it here in  
RDJR : 1/18/2014 4:45 pm : link
Fla.
Chandler Jones/WR/San Jose State  
Mike in NY : 1/18/2014 5:03 pm : link
Showing nice hands but is undersized

Want to see Ethan Westbrooks, a DE from West Texas A&M on the East squad
There's  
JoshB : 1/18/2014 5:20 pm : link
your man, Mike
i remember my first East-West shrine game in 1957.  
Big Blue '56 : 1/18/2014 5:44 pm : link
The most vivid part of the game was seeing John Brodie, in his last collegiate game, Signing his contract with the Niners underneath the goal posts(the posta were on the goal line and not on the end line as it is today)...it was that easy back then as the AFL was 3 years from inception, so no signing wars
You guys remember the Blue-Grey game?  
Jints in Carolina : 1/18/2014 6:14 pm : link
Used to be on Christmas Day at noon. Who even played in that?
Anyone who has ESPN 3 online access  
Semipro Lineman : 1/18/2014 6:26 pm : link
can watch the NFLPA American vs National game. I would make a joke that it is the UDFA bowl but that would not be right
NFLPA game is also on ESPN2  
sjnyfan : 1/18/2014 7:10 pm : link
Switching over now. One player I like in this game is Florida center Jonotthan Harrison. He doesn't get enough credit following the Pouncey twins but he's a underrated, draftable player that will make a roster and eventually start.
A few other players that stood out in E-W  
sjnyfan : 1/18/2014 7:18 pm : link
Purdue DT Bruce Gaston, Jr.--Very disruptive

Delaware DT Zach Kerr--ditto

Rutgers OL Antwan Lowery--Rutgers Oline have a good track record as of late and he's no different

East RB's Raijon Neal, Zach Bauman, Ladarius Perkins

W. Texas A&M DE Ethan Westbrooks--I hate to say it, but the way he got off on the snap reminds me of Osi
Some nice  
Semipro Lineman : 1/18/2014 8:13 pm : link
receiver talent in the NFLPA Collegiate bowl. Seems to be a lot of good slot guys and a couple of solid tight ends. The one from Miami who caught that TD looks like a cliché diamond in the rough prospect with all the measurable
RE: A few other players that stood out in E-W  
Mike in NY : 1/18/2014 8:40 pm : link
In comment 11462613 sjnyfan said:
Quote:
Purdue DT Bruce Gaston, Jr.--Very disruptive

Delaware DT Zach Kerr--ditto

Rutgers OL Antwan Lowery--Rutgers Oline have a good track record as of late and he's no different

East RB's Raijon Neal, Zach Bauman, Ladarius Perkins

W. Texas A&M DE Ethan Westbrooks--I hate to say it, but the way he got off on the snap reminds me of Osi


Westbrooks I would spend a late round pick on. Needs to get stronger but has the requisite size and good football speed. If we needed a DT Bromley from Syracuse also impressed me
Haven't watched the second half, yet.  
Klaatu : 1/18/2014 9:39 pm : link
But I did see WVU DE Will Clarke get a sack in the first half, and that made me happy.
Pleasant surprise..  
PeterS : 1/18/2014 11:37 pm : link
QB Jimmy Garapolo throws a beautiful ball. Very accurate, can fire it and make the touch pass, too.
Love listening to Mayock during  
barens : 1/19/2014 10:15 am : link
These games, only watched about a quarter, but he manages to talk about every player, giving interesting info.
RE: A few other players that stood out in E-W  
Pete in MD : 1/19/2014 12:00 pm : link
In comment 11462613 sjnyfan said:
Quote:
Purdue DT Bruce Gaston, Jr.--Very disruptive

Delaware DT Zach Kerr--ditto

Rutgers OL Antwan Lowery--Rutgers Oline have a good track record as of late and he's no different

East RB's Raijon Neal, Zach Bauman, Ladarius Perkins


W. Texas A&M DE Ethan Westbrooks--I hate to say it, but the way he got off on the snap reminds me of Osi



It's good to hear that Zach Kerr is playing again and doing well. I remember being very excited when he committed to Maryland. He was very highly rated coming out of HS. Unfortunately things didn't work out with the Terps. He left when Friedgen was pushed out and I believe took a year off from playing.
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