CBSSports: East-West Shrine players make final case for N.F.L. scouts.

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    Once again, the players receiving the most attention were North Carolina defensive tackle Marvin Austin and Delaware's Pat Devlin. Austin stood strong against disappointing offensive linemen Ryan Bartholomew (Syracuse) and Randall Hunt (Illinois) in run situations, as he did Tuesday. He flashed quick hands in one-on-one pass-rush drills, giving teams a glimpse of what his game could be with more polish after being away from the game for a full season. The time off affected his stamina; he lost steam late in practice.

    Devlin is the most talented quarterback on either roster, standing tall in the pocket and delivering accurate passes to all levels of the field. His lack of velocity mirrors the average arm he shows on tape. He's still working on taking snaps from under center, but that should come with time since he worked in a pro-style system during his time at Penn State.

    Two running backs on the East squad impressed scouts with their quickness. Graig Cooper (Miami, Fla.) has a thinner build than most teams like in their primary ball carrier, and has had trouble staying healthy. But his burst and elusiveness are easy to identify when he does line up.

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