East West Shrine game

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  1. Honoring Earl 34

    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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  2. gary

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    I will be meeting the players on Sunday at the hospital and going to the game I am a patient of the Shriner's.
     
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    I'll be watching it. I remember seeing Brandon Marshall in the practices a few years ago. He was having a pretty good battle against...was it Jonathan Joseph or Tye Hill? Either way, Marshall was unstoppable.
     
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    Some pretty good players on both rosters. The Texans will definitely be scouting several of them with the game being played in their own backyard. Some names to keep an eye on are Curtis Taylor, Morty Ivy, Alex Boone, Matt Shaughnessy and Jarron Gilbert for sure, Kevin Ellison, Aaron Brown and Jason Phillips of TCU, and Cedric Dockery and Roy Miller of Texas.
     
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    rmartin65 I'm Score

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    DT Sammie Lee Hill of Stillman (East Team) is a player to watch.
     
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    Good deal Gary, looking forward to your comments about the players you meet ?
    BTW I'm thinking the guy for USC who was named the Most-Valuable-Defensive player in the Rose-Bowl is scheduled to be in the E/W game ?
     
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    Any good pass rushers or safeties that I should look for?
     
  8. Honoring Earl 34

    Honoring Earl 34 Hey Koolaid

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    I'm not sure about the safety's but there is some DT's and DE's to look at .

    Matt Shaughnessy DE
    Ron Brace - DT
    Roy Miller - DT
    Terrance Taylor - DT
    Phillip Hunt - DE
     


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    Got it.
     
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    East Practice

    * Louisville QB Hunter Cantwell showed a very strong arm, but was admonished by his position coach to "get it out of there" which was a reference to his somewhat slow release. While Cantwell was solid in the pocket, he was way off target on a few throws when he had to throw on the move outside of the pocket.

    * LSU safety Curtis Taylor looks the part, but struggled at times in coverage as scouts expected. Taylor doesn't have very good instincts and it showed when he was forced to cover in one on one drills.

    * I'm very interested in Richmond DE Lawrence Sidbury. In one on one pass protection drills, Sidbury showed some pretty good quickness off of the edge and I will be paying much closer attention to him as the week progresses.

    * Michigan CB Trent Morgan struggled in coverage during one on one drills which won't help him since scouts were down on him headed into these practices anyway.

    * Iowa CB Bradley Fletcher is a big at 6'0 / 200 and he held his own in one on one drills. It's early, but he flashed some decent instincts out there today.

    * Rutgers safety Courtney Greene had a solid day of practice and really looked like a player who plays with great confidence out there.

    * South Carolina LB Jasper Brinkley looks awfully big to be a MLB. I'm interested to see if he is asked to take some snaps as a pass rusher so teams can get a look at him as a potential OLB in a 3-4. I don't think he has that kind of edge speed, but it would be interesting to see.

    * Memphis DT Clinton McDonald was WAY too quick for offensive linemen to handle in one on one drills. McDonald's "get off" was exceptionally quick and he was my favorite player to watch on the defensive side for the East. He has the motor and the quicks to catch the eyes of scouts this week, but he's a little small at 289 pounds.

    * Kent State tackle Augustus Parrish really struggled in pass protection thanks to poor technique and footwork.

    * Iowa guard Seth Olsen had the best day of the offensive linemen in my opinion. He was terrific against speed rushers and bull rushers and he showed a nice ability to get to the next level on LBs.

    * There were a few interesting battles between Big 10'ers Matt Schaughnessy (DE, Wisconsin) and Alex Boone (LT, Ohio State) with Schaughnessy winning one, Boone winning one and one was too close to call.

    West Practice

    * Texas DT Roy Miller looked very quick off the snap and played with a low pad level and with good leverage in one on one drills.

    * Oklahoma WR Manuel Johnson didn't disappoint in practice as he gave DBs a very tough time with double moves and with the deep routes.

    * I'm not sure what USC safety Kevin Ellison was cranky about, but he was letting people know where he was all day long during the scrimmage portion. He wasn't afraid to give players love taps..... including TCU running back Aaron Brown who got knocked on his butt by Ellison despite the fact that the practice was supposed to be limited contact. Maybe Ellison was cranky because had his issues in coverage.

    * Arizona WR Mike Thomas made quite a few nice catches and I thought he did a nice job of flashing some ability today.

    * Fresno State QB Tom Brandstater was much more inconsistent than I expected today and needs to show much more over the next three days.

    * Javorskie Lane from Texas A&M weighed in at a whopping 295 which is too bad because the FB had two terrific one handed catches that showed off his underrated hands. Lane's weight is a huge turnoff to scouts in attendance who have all but written him off as a draftable prospect.

    * Oregon State WR Sammie Stroughter had problems with drops in the one on one portion of the practice.

    * TCU LB Jason Phillips was physical in both the scrimmage and at the line of scrimmage getting jams on TEs during the one on one drills.

    * I wasn't particularly impressed with Boise RB Ian Johnson's quickness, but it is tough for RBs early in the week as there aren't great running lanes as offensive linemen are learning to play together.

    * Oklahoma center Jon Cooper weighed in much lighter than teams had hoped, but he showed toughness throughout the practice.

    * Baylor RT Dan Gay shocked scouts by weighing in at 314 rather than in the 290 range where they expected to see them. In case you were wondering, 314 was a pleasant surprise. Gay had a solid day in pass protection.

    * BYU guard Ray Feinga caught my eye during one on one drills with his aggressiveness and strength.

    * I've spoken with three scouts who all have higher grades on Texas A&M DE Michael Bennett than the national publications do. Bennett's combination of strength and quickness excites team, but there are some questions about his attitude.

    * Rice WR Jarett Dillard put on a show in one on one drills. Dillard was so crisp with his routes that CBs had no prayer of staying with him on the short to medium range routes and he turned more than one defender completely around. It will be interesting to see how Dillard does if he is pressed at the line of scrimmage because getting off of press coverage is supposed to be his weakness. I look for Dillard to win over scouts/coaches this week and move up to the 5th round. Remember that his grade will improve even more if he can run a good 40 time, but teams don't see him as a special teams player which hurts his stock a little bit.
    http://blogs.chron.com/fantasyfootball/2009/01/shrine_bowl_practice_notes_fro.html
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    The Chron/1560s LZ attended an E-W practice-session and put his impressions of individual players in his Chron blog.
     
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    They don't show practices on NFL Network anymore :(
     
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    That's the Senior Bowl, not the East-West game.
     
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    The pre-draft process kicks into high gear this week with the 84th annual East-West Shrine game, the first of two postseason all-star games that give senior prospects a chance to show their wares in front of NFL scouts.
    Scouts Inc. will be filing daily practive reports from Houston, but first here is a quick look at the top five players to watch during Shrine week and those prospects who come to the game with the most to prove
    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/draft09/news/story?id=3829418
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    Little write-up on ESPN about the game this weekend.
     
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    They used to show the Shriners practice. It was only an hour or two, as compared to the hours of coverage for the Senior Bowl practice.
     
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    Can just any one attend the practice? Or do you need a special pass?
     
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    *Javorskie Lane from Texas A&M weighed in at a whopping 295 which is too bad because the FB had two terrific one handed catches that showed off his underrated hands. Lane's weight is a huge turnoff to scouts in attendance who have all but written him off as a draftable prospect.

    If he could drop 20 lbs. I wouldn't mind him as a 7th or udfa to put some beef into our goalline attempts.
     
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    UDFA as an O-lineman that can occasionally declare tackle eligible :)

    It would be a project, but what the heck, that's what practice squads are for.
     
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    I'll pass on a fat ass with a piss poor attitude. :winky:
     
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