The 2017 East West Shrine Game takes place this Saturday, January 21st, 2017 at 3 PM EST at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. This event, in a very real sense, kicks off the draft season; as the first major scouting all-star game, scouts from all 32 NFL teams will be paying close attention to practices this week in Florida. Some players in this event will find NFL success; Raymond Berry, Gale Sayers, Gino Marchetti, Randy White, and Paul Warfield all played in the Shrine Game en route to the NFL. Others will find success of the field; former president Gerald Ford played in the 1935 East-West Shrine Game as a center.
This event is a great one for NFL teams; they finally get a chance to work with players on a face-to-face basis and see how players respond to questions, new teammates and new systems in a short one-week practice and game session. Teams will use events such as the Shrine Game and the Senior Bowl to see how players fare against different competition (for example a small school player against a DI player). To me, these events are far more valuable tools for scouting individual players than pro days and the Combine. There are some great names in this year's game. Here's the roster, and I'll add some observations from practice to the draft section of the site through the week. --Mike B.
Adams, Rodney. WR. South Florida.
Adeboyejo, Quincy. WR. Mississippi.
Andrews, Gavin. T. Oregon State.
Are, Abdul-Kareem. G. Florida State.
Auclair, Anthony. TE. Laval.
Augusta, Josh. DT. Missouri.
Austell, Erik. T. Charleston Southern.
Brown, Billy. WR. Shepherd.
Brown, DeAngelo. DT. Louisville.
Brown, Richie. LB. Mississippi State.
Calitro, Austin. LB. Villanova.
Carr, Austin. WR. Northwestern.
Carr, Jason. DT. West Georgia.
Carter, Jamal. S. Miami.
Clements, Jarod "Chunky". DT. Illinois.
Coley, Stacy. WR. Miami.
Cox, Bryan. DE. Florida.
Cox, Marcus. RB. Appalachian State.
Crowley, Lucas. C. North Carolina.
Cutrer, Jeremy. CB. Middle Tennessee State.
Davis, Justin. RB. USC.
Davis, Kevin. LB. Colorado State.
DeCoud, Treston. CB. Oregon State.
Dimick, Hunter. DE. Utah.
Ellis, Brooks. LB. Arkansas.
English, Darius. DE. USC.
Gedeon, Ben. LB. Michigan.
Gennesy, Avery. T. Texas A&M.
Gilbert, Jimmie. LB. Colorado.
Glass, Tyquwan. CB. Fresno State.
Godin, Matthew. DT. Michigan.
Goforth, Randall. S. UCLA.
Golladay, Kenny. WR. Northern Illinois.
Goodman, Evan. T. Arizona State.
Gray, Geoff. G. Manitoba.
Griffey, Tre. WR. Arizona.
Hairston, Nate. CB. Temple.
Hamilton, Karel. WR. Samford.
Harlow, Sean. T. Oregon State.
Hendrickson, Trey. DE. Florida Atlantic.
Hester, Treyvon. DT. Toledo.
Hill, Delano. S. Michigan.
Holden, Will. T. Vanderbilt.
Hughley, Tobijah. C. Louisville.
Ivie, Joey. DT. Florida.
Jarwin, Blake. TE. Oklahoma State.
Jeter, Colin. TE. LSU.
Johnson, Zach. G. North Dakota State.
Joseph, Dieugot. T. Florida International.
Kalis, Kyle. G. Michigan.
Keena, Eric. P. North Texas.
Kiel, Gunner. QB. Cincinnati.
King, Andrew. LB. US Military Academy.
Lampkin, Ashton. CB. Oklahoma State.
Ledbetter, Jerimiah. DE. Arkansas.
Lee, Marquel. LB. Wake Forest.
Lunt, Weston. QB. Illinois.
Magliore, Paul. LB. Arizona.
Magnuson, Erik, T, Michigan.
Marks, Gabe. WR. Washington State.
Mathers, I'Tavius. RB. Middle Tennessee State.
McGuire, Elijah. Louisiana-Lafayette.
McLaughlin, Jonathan. T. Virginia Tech.
McNamara, Taylor. TE. USC.
McQuay, Leon. S. USC.
Moreau, Fabian. CB. UCLA.
Moss, Avery. DE. Youngstown State.
Mullens, Nick. QB. Southern Mississippi.
Munson, Calvin. LB. San Diego State.
Myrick, Jalen. CB. Minnesota.
Nickerson, Hardy. LB. Illinois.
Norton, Storm. T. Toledo.
Ogunbowale, Dare. RB. Wisconsin.
Olugbode, Kenneth. LB. Colorado.
Onwualu, James. LB. Notre Dame.
Orndoff, Scott. TE. Pittsburgh.
Pankey, Adam. G. West Virginia.
Penton, Aarion. CB. Missouri.
Price, Ejuan. DE. Pittsburgh.
Rehkow, Austin. P/K. Idaho.
Rivers, Derek. DE. Youngstown State.
Roberts, Michael. TE. Toledo.
Robinette, Jalen. WR. Air Force.
Roullier, Chase. C. Wyoming.
Rush, Cooper. QB. Central Michigan.
Salako, Victor. T. Oklahoma State.
Saubert, Eric. TE. Drake.
Scelfo, Joe. C. North Carolina State.
Schult, Karter. DE. Northern Iowa.
Senior, Justin. T. Mississippi State.
Singleton, BJ. DT. Houston.
Skipper, Dan. T. Arkansas.
Smith, De'Veon. RB. Michigan.
Smithson, Anthony Fish. S. Kansas.
Steelhammer, Weston. S. Air Force.
Stevens, Tony. WR. Auburn.
Stewart, Orion. S. Baylor.
Stribling, Channing. CB. Michigan.
Taylor, Steven. LB. Houston.
Terrell, Zach. QB. Western Michigan.
Tevi, Sam. T. Utah.
Thomas, Dymonte. S. Michigan.
Thompson, Tedric. S. Colorado.
Tocho, Jack. CB. North Carolina State.
Tom, Cameron. C. Southern Mississippi.
Torgersen, Alek. QB. Pennsylvania.
Travis, Damarius. S. Minnesota.
Tupou, Josh. DT. Colorado.
Watson, Brad. CB. Wake Forest.
Weiler, Nick. K. North Carolina.
Westerkamp, Jordan. WR. Nebraska.
Whitfield, Kermit. WR. Florida State.
Williams, Joe. RB. Utah.
Wise, Deatrich. DE. Arkansas.
Witherspoon, Ahkello. CB. Colorado.
Woods, Xavier. S. Louisiana Tech.
Worth, Will. QB. Navy.
Yancey, DeAngelo. WR. Purdue.
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