Originally posted by mayo49:
Originally posted by MadDog49er:
Chad Reuter from NFLDraftScout.com said that Devlin had a solid comeback practice. Mixed performance so far, but it appears a step in the right direction.
Mad, why don't NFL personel attend the Shrine game practices? It's just as important as the Senior Bowl.
Scouts typically do the leg work at the East-West Shrine game practices, although some player personnel directors and coaches are present. I'm not sure how many scouts are present this year, but total NFL personnel is usually in the 200+ range, which is a fair amount for 32 teams.
The main reason the big dogs typically bypass the East-West Shrine practices: The competition level, and draft projection. The vast majority of players in the East-West Shrine game are mid-late rounders and free agents, with very few early rounders. The Senior Bowl tends to focus on guys who will be primarily second and third rounders on the high end, with some first rounders sprinkled in.
[ Edited by MadDog49er on Jan 19, 2011 at 7:00 AM ]