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2012 East-West Shrine Game: Practice Report

2012 East-West Shrine Game: Wednesday's West Team Practice Report

By Charlie Campbell - @draftcampbell

The West squad held its final padded practice of the East-West Shrine Bowl on Wednesday afternoon in St. Petersburg, Fl. A storm came in and the entire practice was played in steady rain. That caused 90 percent of the NFL scouts and media to leave the field and skip the practice. As a result, the coaches ended the practice about an hour early.

It was a good decision, as the wet conditions were clearly having an impact on the players. Passes were being dropped by both the offense and defense, while some players were losing their footing. Fortunately, no prospect seemed to sustain an injury as a result of playing on the wet high-school field. While it was disappointing not to have a complete practice, the West squad had 2.5 padded practices this week, while the East squad had padded sessions only on Wednesday and Tuesday.

The West team did some scrimmaging in its final vigorous workout before the East-West Shrine Game. The West had a seven-on-seven passing session, a one-on-one defensive vs. offensive lineman battle, along with a brief full-team workout. In the seven-on-seven session, Arkansas linebacker Jerry Franklin showed good reaction skills, along with some nice hands, in jumping to make a leaping interception. Franklin (6-1, 241) is a quick linebacker who has some instincts, but at his size, he should probably be a 4-3 outside linebacker in the NFL.

As mentioned, both offensive and defensive players were dropping passes. Arizona cornerback Trevin Wade dropped an interception, while Fresno State wide receiver Devon Wylie had some issues that saw him get corrected by the coaching staff. It looked like Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa may have had the ball slip out of his hand as he almost threw an interception on a dump-off screen pass. The linebackers and running backs seemed to handle the weather better than the receivers and defensive backs.

USC running back Marc Tyler had another strong practice. He churned his way through the field, and his downhill running style was suited to the conditions. Tyler made a nice catch and run on a screen pass during the team scrimmage. He was chased down about 15 yards downfield by TCU linebacker Tank Carder.

Tight end George Bryan had a good gain with a catch down the middle seam on a well-thrown pass from Colorado quarterback Tyler Hansen. The offensive line had some struggles in the 11-on-11 session and allowed multiple sacks. SMU guard Josh LeRibeus and Nebraska offensive tackle Marcel Jones gave up sacks on back-to-back plays to Missouri defensive tackle Dominique Hamilton and Rutgers defensive end Justin Francis. Both used speed rushes to jet by the linemen and have the signal caller in their sights as if it were an actual game. Boise State defensive end Tyrone Crawford had a good day with some strong rushes in the one-on-ones and the team scrimmage.

Colorado guard Ryan Miller had a false start in the team scrimmage, but bounced back to do a nice job in pass protection on some speed rushes at right tackle. It has been a mixed week for Miller with some plays that showed real power and athleticism while also giving up some pass pressures to powerful bull-rushers or speed rushes around the edge. After entering the Shrine week as a potential second-rounder, Miller is now more likely to be a mid-round pick.

Some of the highlights from the one-on-one session included Marcel Jones getting destroyed by Laval University's (Canada) Armaud Nadon on a speed rush around the edge. Dominique Hamilton blew up Connecticut center Moe Petrus with a bull rush for an impressive victory.

One power player in the NFL, Green Bay Packers general manager Ted Thompson, watched the session in the rain. After practice, there were very few scouts around because of the rain, but there were a few teams that met with players on the field for interviews.

Here is the rundown of some of the post-practice interviews between the player and a team that was spending some time talking to the prospect:

Jacksonville- Rutgers Justin Francis, Boise State defensive end Tyrone Crawford and Michigan tight end Kevin Koger

Detroit- Boise State defensive end Tyrone Crawford

2012 East-West Shrine Game Recap: Charlie's - 1/22
2012 East-West Shrine Game Recap: Walt's - 1/22
2012 NFL Draft Stock: East West Shrine Practices - 1/21
2012 East-West Shrine Game: Wednesday's East Team Practice Report - 1/19
2012 East-West Shrine Game: Wednesday's West Team Practice Report - 1/19
2012 East-West Shrine Game: Tuesday's East Team Practice Report - 1/18
2012 East-West Shrine Game: Tuesday's West Team Practice Report - 1/18
2012 East-West Shrine Game: Monday's East Team Practice Report - 1/17
2012 East-West Shrine Game: Monday's West Team Practice Report - 1/17

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Mory 01-02-2014 04:11 am (total posts: 6)
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Binda 01-02-2014 02:57 am (total posts: 3)
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Just love this card, great colours and the image is peercft, I'm sure your friend will love it. I tend to leave things to the last minute too, daft, eh? It does focus the mind though :)
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Melikeydraft 01-21-2013 04:15 pm (total posts: 1)
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Taylor was the most impressive player in the game. I like Sio Moore a lot so I was not surprised he played well. The QB play was substandard, so the WR and TE suffered which was a bit disappointing.
I'LL BLOW YOU IF YOU THUMB UP MY COMMENT 01-21-2013 02:40 am (total posts: 1)
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I want Devin Taylor on the Seahawks.
rc 01-20-2013 09:08 am (total posts: 1)
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be nice if you combined these reports now that week is done.
A&M 01-16-2013 11:29 pm (total posts: 1)
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CMike showing out, always felt he'd be a better pro than college player.
Another dumb Jag's move 01-16-2013 03:22 pm (total posts: 1)
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The Jag's must have the dumbest scouting department in the league. Another Fing kicker is on the radar?
Green Bay Packers 01-15-2013 10:20 pm (total posts: 1)
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Ted Thompson is there and the Packers don't talk to anybody. Guess they're playing it to the vest
Corey 01-14-2013 03:58 pm (total posts: 1)
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Jamie Collins out of Southern Miss is an absolute beast! Same build and playing style as Von Miller and Jarvis Jones. Huge upside and very athletic!
Julio 03-24-2012 11:55 pm (total posts: 1)
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You did about as good as I did, and I was able to update mine the day bfroee. You offered a lot of insite that helped me get a few of those picks right. Also, if it weren't for you, I would have not welcomed the drafting of Andre Smith. Speaking of Andre Smith, I think it's important that the Bengals and Smith's agent work hard to get a contract done early. That would go a long way toward proving that Smith was not a gamble.
Haedid 03-24-2012 11:07 pm (total posts: 1)
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Great work Charlie!
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I know ESPN has NFL picks and Meril Hoge is pretty good. Who is the best on the ESPN site? What other sites have GOOD NFL erepxt picks? Not against the spread but just straight up winners?

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