East-West Shrine Game Prospects
In last years East-West Shrine Game Avonte Maddox participated and was later a 4th round draft pick for the Eagles. He came out strong this year starting in nine games for the Birds, and closing out the season with 35 tackles, two interceptions, four pass breakups and a forced fumble. It’s safe to say that the college all-star participants of the East-West Shrine Game are no joke, and this year the players have been nothing short of impressive.
Last week, the Eagles scouting contingent went down to Tampa for the 2019 East-West Shrine game. According to Trevor Sikkema, the Eagles met with four players:
- Daylon Mack – Who can also be referred to as “Mack Truck”, is a DT from Texas A&M. Not only did he have heads turning in this game, but he has also been dropping jaws during the Senior Bowl workouts as well. At 6’1, 320lbs, his nickname absolutely fits.
- Jordan Brailford – This young DE earned Big 12 All-First Team honors and finished up his 2018 season with the most sacks in the Big 12 conference.
- Oli Udoh – An OT from Elon earned First Team All-CAA (Colonial Athletic Association) honors this season. He aided in making Elon’s offense second in the conference for yards per game with an average of 199.5yds.
- Brian Wallace – At 6’6, 320lbs, Wallace played in over 2,000 snaps in his three-years starting for Arkansas and has potential to mold his natural talent into becoming a very strong RT.
However Tony Pauline, who has been covering the NFL Draft for the last 20 years, noted that there were six other players from the East-West Shrine Game with an “improved draft stock” after participating that should not be slept on:
- WR KeeSean Johnson, Fresno State
- RB Ty Johnson, Maryland
- OL Joshua Miles, Morgan State
- DL Chris Slayton, Syracuse
- DT Daniel Wise, Kansas
- Edge Mathieu Betts, Laval
Eagles should keep their eyes on this list of six and hope another star, like Maddox, will be born. This Saturday, January 26th at 2:30 PM the Senior Bowl will take place in Alabama and give scouts another look at prospects for this years draft.
Photo Credit: East-West Shrine Game Facebook Page