Five NFL draft prospects who helped themselves at Shrine Game
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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — After a week of practices here at the East-West Shrine Game, the festivities wrapped on Saturday, with the West team topping the East, 14-10, in the annual college all-star game. I had the opportunity to call the game for NFL Network, and several prospects grabbed my attention with their play.
Games like this are more about the individual performances than the outcome of the game for the scouts evaluating this year’s NFL draft prospects. It’s a great opportunity for some small-school stars that might not get a lot of attention and unheralded players from larger programs to make a statement on a big stage.
Lindsay, Colorado’s all-time leader in all-purpose yards (5,926), is the ideal change-of-pace back and can return kicks. When you’re at games like this, you want to see who looks fast on the field, and Lindsay jumped out as one of the fastest players that competed on Saturday. He led all rushers Saturday with 51 yards on 12 carries.
I’m very excited, Vick told USA Today Sports. Over the last seven or eight months, I’ve done a lot of interviews, and I think I’ve gotten better as I’ve been put in those situations more often. Things really came together [with Fox] over the last couple months. They have shows that I have always watched and admired. My friends and family are thankful and proud of me.
Vick reportedly will appear on Fox NFL Kickoff, the network’s Sunday pregame show, and will make regular appearances on Fox Sports 1.
Vick returned to football in 2009, putting in five seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles before taking backup roles with the New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers.
More recently, Vick spent the summer working with the Kansas City Chiefs as a coaching intern.