East vs West Shrine Game

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  1. JWarren14

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    This Saturday on ESPN2 @ 3:00P EST

    First practice was Monday, here are a few notes from ESPN Insider:

    East Team:

    Sounds like a one cut and go type of guy who shows good receiving out of the backfield.

    Very, very raw player but thing that caught my eye was that he ran with a TE. If he can rush the passer on passing downs, but also drop into coverage it may be something we can use, but he seems like a Barwin as of now.

    If Walter leaves and we don't take anyone in the earlier rounds he may be a good pick in the later rounds. I watched him in tha Alamo Bowl and he is a good solid hard working WR. Not going to make any huge plays, but will do all the little things.

    Position of need, seems to have good technique, didn't watch very many Clemson games this year, but something to watch on Saturday. Safety K Chancellor did not have a good day Monday, FYI.

    Quinn was injured a lot and he wasn't even playing and OD is coming off of his injury, so we may be looking for TE at some point in the draft.

    West Team:

    Another WR depending on what happens with Walter, now that I think about it, is it as big of a possibility as I think it is for Walter to leave? I may have misread something earlier.

    Two CBs to keep your eyes on for the West team. Brian Jackson seems to have good size.

    Another TE to keep an eye on that would add another weapon for Schaub, but not sure how his blocking is, something to look for.

    A small school RB prospect that may be the bruising back we need to compliment Slaton.

    Another WR that is intriguing because of his size and his ex-QB status that may allow for a few big trick plays to keep defenses off-balance. I liked him in college at Kansas.

    Smart OT prospect, not sure if he could move to OG, but we still need help on the OL and if he is there late he may be worth a look.

    So that's the just of what went on Monday aside from the QBs who I don't see as a need right now.

    I will post the notes from Tuesday's practice when it's available.

    What do you think so far?
     
  2. Ole Miss Texan

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    Keep in mind when scouting the RB's: Look at their ability to pass block. I don't think Kubiak is going to draft a RB with the mindset this guy will get significant playing time if he can't help out in pass protection.
     
  3. JWarren14

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    They are supposed to be doing 1v1 drills today in pads LBs vs RBs so that should be interesting.

    More on James coming out today, also worth noting East Team will be running ZBS.

     
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    Anyone else watching this right now? They showed Kubes a few minutes ago in the stands. I like Javarris James and Pat Paschall so far
     
  5. texdawg

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    I'm watching. Pretty boring game-haha.

    I'm especially interested in Skelton the QB from Fordam. He has only played a couple series.

    Big guy 6'5 250lbs rocket arm. I haven't ever seen him play. The kid did show some touch on long balls and sure does have a rocket arm. The part about him I did not like to here was the announcers questioning his work ethic and desire. Looks to have poor footwork.

    Thought this kid might be one of those late round prospects. I bet he still gets drafted-just late 5th or 6th round.

    Pitta the TE from BYU is a good prospect--good hands.
     
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    Pitta looks like a beast out there and he was been a good TE all year long. You are right about Skelton and I actually want to see more of the QB from EWU.
     
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    This game is finally starting to be entertaining--late 4th quarter.

    Kafka QB from Nothwestern looking pretty good. Do not know much about him either.

    Max Hall QB from BYU not too bad either. Like those guys from BYU--always seem to be good character and hard working.
     
  8. mussop

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    I know TE isnt a need but if Pitta or the kid from Bama is available in the 5th round I wouldnt hesitate to take either of them.
     


  9. texdawg

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    Colin Peek is the TE from Bama. I actually had him in 5th round on a mock I did for the Texans a week or so ago.

    I actually think TE will be more valuable in the years to come and will be better utilized due to size than they are now. Just matchup trouble for DB's.
     
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    WOW--this turned out to be entertaining. Great 2 min drive from Kafka-scoring TD with 6 seconds left pass to Quarles, another good TE prospect.
     
  11. beerlover

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    Pitta reminds me of Owen, but I'll bet the Colts pick him, would fit right in. last year they got Collie, same school BYU, in 4th.
     
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    I see a team like the Browns/Ravens/Bengals going for this guy
     
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    Yeh I just went blank on the name. I have him in one of my mocks also.

    I have been saying that for awhile now. He just reeks of a Colts pick for some reason.
     
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    Not that we're desperate for a WR, but Emmanuel Sanders from SMU would be a great pick in the later rounds. He reminds me of the NY Giants Steve Smith; smaller receiver but knows how to get open and has reliable hands. If he falls like James Casey, I hope we don't pass him up.
     
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    Can Sanders return punts?
     
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    Yes. Sanders averaged over 13 yards/return with a TD this season.
     
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    I'll keep hyping Andre Dixon even though I doubt the Texans wait that long to draft a RB. He's a pretty big guy with some room to add on more muscle, is more than willing to lower the shoulder, and is a very good pass blocking RB. If the team doesn't pick someone up early and he's around in the 6th, I'd love for them to take him. Not sure if he's worth a higher pick than that though.
     
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    cb Jamar Wall(Texas Tech) looked great...6 tackles, 3 passes defended. Man I hope the Texans draft him in the 3rd round.
     
  19. JWarren14

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    He can lay the wood too, but I think he will go lower than 3rd, he still has some issues to address.

    NFLDraftScout.com
     
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    Not a big fan of Wall as a CB in the NFL. He just lacks the necessary coverage skills.
     

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