totalbirdbrain Posted January 20, 2008 Share Posted January 20, 2008 In case anyone is interested, here were my notes from the East-West Shrinegame last night. No particular order in my observations.1) Kevin Robinson from Utah St. would be an awesome selection as our kick returner.2) Jamie Silva from Boston College would be a pretty good selection as a later roundpick for depth at safety and special teams, assuming he runs ok at the combine.He was was all over the field making plays.3) The Quarterback Josh Johnson from San Diego had a nice game running the football and to a lesser extent passing it. The commentators gave him the game ball.4) I personally liked the play of San Diego St. Quarterback Kevin O'Connell. I hadn't ever see him play, but he looked the part of NFL Quarterback and was pretty mobile himself.5) Quarterback Paul Smith from Tulsa has a great arm, but didn't have a particularly good game. I wasn't impressed with either of the other two East quarterbacks, Morris or Morelli.6) Placekicker Taylor Mehlhaff looked the part of an NFL kicker.7) Big runningbacks South Carolina Cory Boyd and Ole Miss BenJarvus Green-Ellis both were impressive.8) Running back Thomas Brown from Georgia looked pretty good, as did Fullback Jerome Felton from Furman and running back Anthony Alridge from Houston.9) Someone on this board had mentioned runningback Marcus Thomas from UTEP to me in a thread a couple of months ago. I forgot whom said it, but you were right. He looked good.10) Linebackers Alvin Bowen from Iowa State, Spencer Larson from Arizona, and Jonathan Goff had some good plays. I especially like the tackling technique of Goff, and unfortunately he put Allen Patrick out of the game with some kind of knee sprain.11) Defensive backs that I liked included Dwight Lowery from San Jose St., Dennis Keyes from UCLA, Justin Tryon from Arizona St., as mentioned Jamie Silva from Boston College,D.J. Parker from Virginia Tech, and Trae Williams from South Florida. 12) Defensive End Kendall Langford from Hampton had a least one sack. No other defensive end made much impact in my opinion.13) I thought the better quarterback play from the West was the difference in thegame, although I'd give the East's offensive line the edge.14) I am not sure who it was, but one of the punters had a good leg and was also able to drop the ball inside the five yard line. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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