After having to suffer through the last two minutes of the Middle Tennessee State vs Western Kentucky game, which took 16 minutes by the way, we finally got to watch some great NFL Draft prospects in the East-West Shrine Bowl in Orlando. Here’s our Shrine Bowl scouting report:
O’Brien Schofield, OLB, Wisconsin
Schofield, playing his first game as an OLB, showed two very important things. He has some coverage skills, which will only improve with additional training. He showed that he can shed blocks and get to the ball carrier, while showing decent ability to tackle in space. His nice interception of Max Hall (QB, BYU) was just icing on the cake.
Kam Chancellor, S, Virginia Tech
Chancellor did show good closing speed on a couple of plays, although that was helped by Todd Reesing’s (QB, Kansas) poor arm strength. Chancellor laid the wood on a couple of occasions, taking Dennis Pitta’s (TE, BYU) helmet off with one vicious hit. Chancellor showed that he could be a good fit for a hybrid LB/SS slot.
Blair White, WR, Michigan State
White just doesn’t make any mistakes. He ran his routes the right way, getting open seemingly at will. A team looking for a consistent slot receiver will love White.
Kyle Calloway, OL, Iowa
Calloway didn’t have a good week of practice, but regained his technique during the game. He kept his hands tight and was solid in his drop-step and at the point of attack. This Hawk still needs to sit down against the bull-rush a little better.
Chris Marinelli, OL, Stanford
Marinelli had a solid day, stoning Lindsay Witten (DE, UConn) and Willie Young (DE, NC State) multiple times. Marinelli is susceptible to the bull-rush, and Young did get him off balance on one play.
Greg Hardy, DE, Ole Miss
This former Rebel could have been on both of these lists today. He had a good sack and set the edge well on a couple of plays. On the other hand, Hardy disrupted one run play early in the 2nd half, but whiffed badly on the tackle and got into a war of words with Brandon Carter (OG, Texas Tech). Other times, it was hard to tell that he was on the field. Hardy is a great talent, but is holding himself back with his immaturity and inconsistency.
Todd Reesing, QB, Kansas
If there was any doubt that Reesing would never QB an NFL team, those doubts were put to rest by consistently under-throwing SMU WR Emmanuel Sanders. Reesing just doens’t have the size, accuracy, or arm strength to make it at the next level.
Kevin Haslam, OT, Rutgers
Haslam was beat on the bull-rush a couple of times, only being bailed out by his mobile QB. Haslam got caught on his heels and failed to maintain balance in pass protection. Haslam was solid in run-blocking, but overall it was not his best game. Update: It has been brought to our attention that Haslam played the 2nd half in severe pain with his wrist, explaining his momentary dropoff.
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