NEPD Editor: James Christensen
As NEPD Editor Mike Loyko gears up for his upcoming trip down to Mobile for the Senior Bowl, we check in again with our two correspondents down at the Shrine Game in St. Petersburg.
How did the 2013 NFL Draft prospects look in practice today?
Two names that keep popping up when I talk to people at the Shrine Game are Travis Howard (CB, Ohio State), Cooper Taylor (SAF, Richmond) and Devonte Holloman (SS/OLB, South Carolina). This part intrigued me the most about Holloman.
Holloman was reading the plays from the sidelines and barking them out to the safeties and LBs, and he only missed the call twice out of about 25 times. It was very impressive, and he also showed real leadership and positive encouragement to his mates.
Risdon goes into more detail on Holloman, but needless to say he has been impressive.
David Bass (DE, Missouri Western) also drew rave reviews from Eric Galko. The small-school standout has impressed on both days.
He was a step quicker than another defensive linemen off the snap, maintained balance and explosiveness in every drill, and was using his hands with force in both drills and one vs. one reps. In the pass protection drill, he was 4 for 5 in getting a sack.
Russ Lande from NFP got his hands on the weigh-in results from the Shrine Game – check them out here.