The 2017 East-West Shrine Game will be broadcast this Saturday on NFL Network at 3 PM Eastern Standard Time. While the game is the most watched event of the week, practices and interviews are often way more telling as far as a player's draft stock heading out of the week. Here are some quick hits from this week's practices.--Mike B.
Darius English (DE, South Carolina) is looking like a sleeper after strong performances in practice, especially individual drills, that confirm the fact that he is a talented player. He's a guy that will outperform his draft stock.
Trey Hendrickson (DE, Florida Atlantic) shined at times, especially on Monday in pass rushing drills. Looked dominant against the offensive linemen there.
Josh Tupou (DT, Colorado) also looked great in one-on-one drills. He's showcasing a phenomenal bull rush this week, and is likely sitting in the 5th round, at worst, after this week.
Richie Brown (LB, Mississippi State) has looked great in practice so far this week, especially against the run. He should see his stock rising after this event.
Fabian Moreau (CB, UCLA) sounds like a 4th round pick according to scouts at the event. That being said, he could slip slightly higher. Good hip movement throughout practice as well, might have the best hips of any db in this event.
Eric Saubert (TE, Drake) stood out all week. Here's a guy that significantly helped his draft stock. look for him to rise heading through the draft process.
Blake Jarwin (TE, Oklahoma State) is another guy who has looked pretty good in practices this week. That should put him squarely on many teams' radars as a later pick.
Taylor McNamara (TE, USC) made some nice catches in practice this week.
Adam Pankey (G, West Virginia) has looked pretty versatile this week, he's played both tackle and guard in practice. That versatility will help his draft stock.
Gunner Kiel (QB, Cincinnati) struggled at times in practice, but also looked good on some throws. If he has a big game this Saturday, it will help him out a lot.
Alex Torgerson (QB, Pennsylvania) has had a strong week, to me, the best of any quarterback in this event.
Eli McGuire (RB, Louisiana-Lafayette) has looked great in practice this week. He's also impressed teams with interviews. His stock appears to be rising.
Dare Ogunbowale (RB, Wisconsin) has looked strong in practice. He looks especially good catching the ball out of the backfield, and interestingly the Chargers have met with him; is he a long-term replacement for Danny Woodhead?
Gabe Marks (WR, Washington) has looked good in drills this week. He's burning defensive backs, and looks like a talented special teamer as well.
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