Notes From East-West Shrine Game

From Mobile, Alabama

Our boots are on the ground here in Mobile for the start of Senior Bowl week and that gave us a chance to touch base with a few of our sources who migrated over from the East-West Shrine Game in Orlando.

For those who cared, and we are still trying to find that person, the East beat the West on Saturday afternoon 25-8.

Here are 10 players who grabbed the scouts attention during the week of practice leading up to Saturday’s game:

Offense

  • Idaho QB Nathan Enderle (right) – he’s got prototypical size at 6-4, 232 pounds, with a gun on his right shoulder. Plus, he was team captain in 2010, so there are intangibles there as well. Scouts say he’s a good athlete, but his technique in throwing the ball needs adjustment, not only with his delivery, but his footwork.
  • Syracuse RB Delone Carter – most of the scouts considered Carter along with North Carolina DT Marvin Austin the two best players attending the Shrine Game week. Carter showed great explosion and shifty moves. Tries to play bigger than he is and that sometimes got him in trouble. Scouts want to see more north and south running from Carter – he likes to dance around a bit when he has the ball.
  • SMU WR Aldrick Robinson – he did the two things that scouts always notice from WRs: he caught the ball and he found a way to get open. Robinson showed excellent running after the catch ability with some explosion.
  • Delaware QB Pat Devlin – among the quarterbacks in Orlando, he was the most advanced both fundamentally and mentally. Showed during the week the ability to roll quickly through his progressions and then made good decisions. Devlin’s not very mobile; he’ll have to stay in the pocket.
  • Southern Cal TE Jordan Cameron – began as a college basketball player at BYU in 2006. Moved to Snow Junior College in ’07, then to USC in ’08 where he played basketball and football. In ’09 he was a wide receiver, in ’10 a tight end. Scout say he shows the body control and skills of being a WR, with his size at TE. Considered a developmental type with a big upside.

Defense

  • Idaho S Shiloh Keo – big hitter in the secondary, who is best suited for a strong safety role, playing near the box. Scouts say he has holes in his ability to cover, but he seldom misses when blasting towards the line of scrimmage against the run.
  • Georgia LB Akeem Dent – he got a lot of attention from scouts who liked the athletic ability he showed playing inside. Dent plays with power and runs fast and does it with leverage. Scouts think his best spot would be at inside linebacker in the 3-4.
  • Nevada OLB Dontay Moch – played defensive end in college but is making move to OLB. He looked a bit lost in pass coverage at times, but showed athletic abilities to make up for his lack of experience. Moch can fly off the edge in the pass rush
  • Richmond DT Martin Parker – scouts were impressed by his quickness and inside moves on the defensive line. Parker needs to get stronger, but he plays with great leverage and is advanced at the hand-to-hand combat on the line of scrimmage.
  • Citadel CB Cortez Allen – with long arms and a long, slender physical build he looked very comfortable in press conference. Scouts say he did not seem overwhelmed moving up from smaller college ranks to face the players in camp, he more than held his own.

4 Responses to “Notes From East-West Shrine Game”

  • January 23, 2011  - el cid says:

    Cin QB Palmer is demanding a trade. Anyone interested in him as the backup to Cassel or too expensive?


  • January 23, 2011  - aPauled says:

    LOL. Cassel would be carrying Palmer’s strap again like did at SC. Arizona or San Francisco are the most likely destinations if Palmer is indeed traded.

    LB Dent and WR Robinson could be interesting targets for the Chiefs.


  • January 24, 2011  - Rick says:

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    I would have to think that “if” Cincy trades Palmer, they’ll trade him to whomever offers up the best package of draft picks. I don’t see Scott Pioli outbidding teams in desperate need of a QB for a backup. If they were going to make a big play for another QB I think I’d rather see them go after Orton, not that I see that happening either.

    No, what I would really like to see is Pioli finding a hidden gem in the later rounds and the Chiefs bringing him in to groom over time.




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