Here are some story line heading into today's games. --Mike B.
Stony Brook OLB Victor Ochi has been scouted by every NFL team during his college career. He's looked good in practice so far this week at the Shrine Game. He could be picking up momentum heading towards the draft.
The quarterback play at the Shrine Game practices has been pretty poor so far; these guys need a good showing today or they may be headed towards 7th round/udfa status.
Speaking of quarterbacks, TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin is working hard to rehabilitate his image at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl following his arrest. Right now, Boykin projects as a late round pick and may have to switch positions to stick in the NFL, but he needs a good showing tonight.
Speaking of rehabilitating images, Ray Rice is coaching running back at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. While his NFL career may be over, this is one way that Rice can attempt to rehabilitate his image.
Illinois WR Geronimo Allison has looked outstanding at the Shrine Game so far. He's a guy that works hard on every play and will stick with an NFL roster due to his strong work ethic. He likely improved his draft stock this week.
Stanford WR Devon Cajuste has also had a strong showing at the Shrine Game. He's visited with lots of teams and had a strong week of practice.
South Carolina State defensive lineman Javon Hargrave is getting lots of love from scouts at the Shrine Game as well.
Northwestern defensive end Dean Lowry is getting a lot of love from scouts as well. They're especially paying attention to his work ethic. The kid works hard on every snap.
Graham Glagow, the Michigan center, has played extremely well at the Shrine Game. So well, in fact, that he earned an invite to participate in next week's Senior Bowl.
Scouts are falling in love with Illinois RB Josh Ferguson's explosiveness at the Shrine Game. He projects as a potential passing down RB in the NFL.
Montana State TE Beau Sandland has bounced around the college football world. Now, he heads to the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl with something to prove. Can he impress NFL teams tonight?
Nevada Linebacker Ian Seau (nephew of Junior Seau) is an undersized but aggressive linebacker prospect. He should be fun to watch at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl tonight.
Speaking of players with NFL family ties, Oregon State DT Kyle Peko is Cincinnati Bengals DT Domato Peko's cousin. He' had a solid week of practice.
Boise State cornerback Donte Deayon has looked great at practice at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl so far, and is also a capable punt returner. He could catch on with an NFL roster.
Bowling Green running back Travis Greene looked great in practice as well at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl, and should catch on with an NFL roter. He's capable both as a RB and as a receiver out of the backfield.
Southern Mississippi WR Mike Thomas looks pretty good at practice at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. He's showcased nice speed and big play ability, but he's also inconsistent. Teams will want to watch more film on him following this event.
Antwaun Woods, DT, USC struggled through lots of organizational issues at USC over the past few years, but he still had a productive college career. He could turn some heads following this week at the Collegiate Bowl.
Arkansas State TE Darion Griswold made some nice cathes in practice at the Shrine Game. That could help him pick up steam in the draft process.
UMass WR Tajae Sharpe has had a great week at the Shrine Game and is meeting with numerous teams. He should get drafted following his performance this week.
Manitoba defensive lineman Ebuka Onyemata is one of the most raw players at the Shrine Game. That being said, teams are falling in love with him after a solid week of practices. Somebody is going to take a chance on him, and he has plenty of upside at the next level.
Stephane Nembot, the Colorado offensive tackle, is another guy that's generating interest at the Shrine Game. Needs a lot of work at the next level, but he's got good feet.
Some scouts reportedly wanted to see former Navy quarterback take more snaps at WR this week; he's converted to RB for the Shrine Game to try to garner interest from NFL teams.
Minnesota Linebacker De'Vondre Campbell is a guy that is still raw, but has shown great instincts at the Shrine Game practices this week. He should stick as a core special teamer early in his NFL career.
The Bears have met with at least 6 prospects at the Shrine Game. At least 3 of them were WRs. Look for them to consider adding WR depth in the draft.
The Chargers have spent a lot of time with quarterbacks at the Shrine Game this week. Are they targetting a developmental/backup player or a long-term replacement for Philip Rivers?
The Denver Broncos are also spending a lot of time visiting with WRs at the Shrine Game.
Clayton Fejedelem, the FS from Illinois, has generated some interest at the Shrine Game. numerous teams, including the Bengals and Rams, have spent time with him.
For a team that is stacked at RB, the Rams have interviewed a surprising 4 running backs at the Shrine Game.
The Jets are showing interest in quarterbaks at the Shrine Game. Not surprising given the uncertainty at the position with Ryan Fitzpatrick heading towards free agency.
The Washington Redskins are showing interest in upgrading their secondary after visiting with multiple defensive backs.
Tyrone Holmes, DE, Montana has met with at least four teams at the Shrine Game. David Onyemata, the Manitoba DT, has met with at least 7.
Utah State WR Hunter Sharp has generated a lot of interest from scouts at the Shrine Game as well.
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