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Quick Hits: 2014 East-West Shrine Game

Saturday, January 18th, 2014

San Jose State wide receiver Chandler Jones was one of the stars of Saturday’s Shrine Game. (Photo: Cary Edmondson — USA Today Sports)

BBD Editor: Dan Hope

BBD Assistant Editor: Joe Marino

Before the Senior Bowl begins in earnest with practices on Monday, the biggest contest on the pre-draft all-star game schedule thus far came Saturday with the East-West Shrine Game, televised on NFL Network from St. Petersburg, Fla.

The East won Saturday’s game, 23-13, but the final score was essentially meaningless. Instead, the game served as the culmination of a week-long opportunity for 2014 draft prospects to showcase their talents to NFL coaches, scouts and executives in hopes of being among this year’s 256 draft selections.

Which players made impressions, positive or negative, in Saturday’s game? While it’s hard to make any big takeaways from the game, as the practices actually hold more value in the all-star game evaluation process, there were a players who might have made scouts want to go back and take another look at their tape, for better or for worse.


Prospect Preview: Orange Bowl

Tuesday, January 1st, 2013

If you’re am FSU fan do not overlook QB Jordan Lynch (Photo: US Presswire)

BBD Editor Anthony D. Macari

Looking at the list of prospects to focus on for the game alone makes this Bowl look like a complete mismatch. While Northern Illinois will be counting on Junior QB Jordan Lynch to continue his magical season into the post season, seemingly alone against a Florida State defense that is stacked with draft worthy prospects. If Northern Illinois is to make a game of it, they will have to neutralize Junior Bjoeren Werner, who is likely to be a top 5 pick assuming he declares. N Illinois does catch a break as talented senior DE/Linebacker Brandon Jenkins and Cornellius Carradine will miss the game due to injury. The Huskies are the more motivated team here trying to prove they belong. That may be enough to keep things close, but in the end look for talent to win out. (more…)

Prospect Forecasting: Quarterbacks Part 2

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Lindley has a big out of conference game at Michigan this year.

In this series of articles we at BBD will look ahead to the 2011 season and give you the three best games to watch for each of our top 10 ranked prospects in order to evaluate their talents. We start with the glamour position of being the QB.

Click here if you missed Prospect Forecasting: Quarterbacks Part One.


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