Shrine Bowl Practice: Risers and Fallers

After three tough days of post-season practice in front of NFL Scouts, many NFL Draft prospects have had their Draft Stock either rise or fall. Let’s take a look at who is poised to have a great game on Saturday, and who needs to have a great game to salvage their week.

Risers
Freddie Barnes, WR, Bowling Green
Barnes caught every ball thrown his way this week, impressing scouts with his athleticism and hands.

Brandon Carter, OG, Texas Tech
Carter used his huge frame well, not allowing defenders to disengage after he had them blocked.

John Estes, C, Hawaii
Estes had a great week, impressing scouts that had written him off due to his measurables. He showed solid technique and versatility in his blocks.

Dennis Pitta, TE, BYU
Pitta showed that he has the skills to be a great receiving TE in the NFL. He ran crisp routes, was able to separate himself from defenders, and showed good hands.

Torell Troup, DT, Central Florida
Troup was a disruptive force all week long, using his strength to disengage himself from blockers and make plays.

Fallers
Greg Hardy, DE/OLB, Ole Miss
Hardy looked just awful, being dominated by multiple linemen throughout the week. Once Hardy was blocked, he stayed blocked. He flashed his rushing prowess once or twice, but was incredibly consistent.

Kyle Calloway, OL, Iowa
Calloway lacked the punch and intensity that he showed this year. He refused to dominate defenders, settling for just getting in their way.

Kam Chancellor, S, Virginia Tech
Chancellor didn’t show us the abilities to play safety in the NFL. In our opinion, he should add 10-15 lbs. and try to play linebacker.

John Skelton, QB, Fordham
Skelton was up and down this week, showing off his arm-strength and accuracy on one play, while hitting the waterboy on another. QB’s need to be consistent.

Wille Young, DE/OLB, NC State
Similar to Greg Hardy, Young was a disappointment. He wasn’t able to get off blocks and looked stiff playing in space.

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One Response to “Shrine Bowl Practice: Risers and Fallers”

  1. Anonymous says:

    A bit concerning watching Greg Hardy get blocked by so many guys. I thought he would just explode past them. I don’t think he would fit in with the Patriots from what I saw from him in the postseason.

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