tfydraft, west shrine report

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  1. cowboyjoe

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    Shrine Game Practice Report- West

    The first of two big pre-draft scouting All Star events begin this week in Orlando as players gather for the traditional East-West Shrine Game. As TFY did last year, here are the results of the West practice with additional draft impacting news which follows. UPDATE- Wednesday practice

    According to sources Matt Szczur (wide receiver, Villanova) told people earlier today he was chosen baseball over football and will play in the major leagues, not the NFL. Allegedly, the Chicago Cubs tripled their offer to Szczur to $1.5 million. The Cubs has been moving their offer north from the original contract offer of $400K. Sources said a contingent from the ball club made the latest offer after visiting with Szczur in the past few days.

    JC Brignone OL Mississippi State

    Tues: Quick, explosive and blocks with solid fundamentals yet got pushed off the ball by larger defensive linemen.

    Wed: Much of the same, though he did hold the point a little better. Brignone is short and able to naturally get leverage on opponents, which he uses to his advantage. He’s also very effective in motion.


    Cortez Allen DB Citadel

    Tues: Looked terrific in drills, very fluid and smooth yet did not translate those skills into production during one-on-one drills or in scrimmage.

    Wed: Again- good in drills but struggled some in scrimmage. Made a few nice plays but also resorted to holding opposing receivers and would have been flagged during a game.


    Dan Bailey PK Oklahoma State

    Tues: Solid kick-off leg. Booted the ball into the opposing end-zone.



    Brandon Bair DL Oregon

    Tues: Looked dominant all afternoon to the point that he was being double teamed late in the session. Showed quickness, athleticism and technique with his hands.

    Wed: Not as dominant as yesterday yet still very good. Showed a lot of athleticism and much better pass rushing skills today.


    Joseph Barksdale OL LSU

    Tues: Like what we saw from Barksdale at left tackle today. Fundamentally sound and cut off the edge in one-on-one drills. Struggled on the right side.

    Wed: Really another solid day and comes out of the past two days as a big winner. Just did a terrific job all afternoon in pass protection. Fundamentally sound, uses his hands extremely well and very strong. Improved his draft stock significantly.
  2. cowboyjoe

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    - Sources have told us part of the problem for Scott Tolzien is the Wisconsin quarterback is just not a confident kid. Working and changing his mechanics have not helped the issue. Tolzien has been recently working with former NFL quarterback Chad Pennington.

    -Remember Tony Washington, the talented offensive tackle prospect from Abilene Christian whose off the field issues were well documented leading up to the 2010 NFL Draft? Not a single NFL team went near Washington, but several CFL teams have allegedly shown a lot of interest in the athletic pass blocker. We are told Canadian authorities are holding up the works at this point.

    - Finally, the quote of the day. When someone mentioned that Marvin Austin looked in shape and ready to go during his dominant performance this morning, someone quipped, “Wearing a single digit jersey in college probably made him look fatter than he is!” Something to think about.
  3. Cowboyslife

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    Joseph Barksdale is interesting. Started 36 straight games and by all accounts is extremely athletic in Shrine pratices. Will need to be pushed hard in the weight room though.

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