The East-West Shrine Game has a tendency to get lost in the shuffle. With the highly anticipated Senior Bowl the following week, many forget there is another showcase game for the draft talent. Last years Shrine Game produced a second rounder, (3) third rounders, and a whole host of talented late round picks. This year’s contest shouldn’t disappoint as both squads feature talented 2012 NFL Draft prospects.
Let’s take a look at five players to watch from the West squad.
Jarius Wright, WR, Arkansas
The Arkansas WR corps was jam packed with talent and not many expected Jarius Wright to rise to the top out of the bunch. Wright was the standout of the bunch and carved a niche as a dynamic slot receiver. He will primarily work out of the slot this week in Tampa as teams will get a good look at his talents. Wright has the speed and acceleration to be special working from the inside in the NFL. Wright needs to catch everything this week and show the ability to work the middle to jump up draft boards. He could come off the board as early as round three and possibly round two.
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