The East-West Shrine game in Orlando, Fla. begins in a few minutes, so I thought I’d point to a couple players to watch for heading into this afternoon’s game.
Bowling Green’s Freddie Barnes is an interesting prospect. According to reports he’s been the most polished receiver in camp. He finished as the NCAA’s leading receiver last season with 155 catches and 19 touchdowns.
He doesn’t have the explosive speed that you’re looking for in a No. 1 receiver, but he catches everything and could be a nice complementary receiver for Seattle to pick up later in the draft.
At 6-0, 215, Javarris James is a running back out of Miami who runs hard and can do everything well, including catching passes out of the backfield and pass block.
Offensive tackle Roger Saffold out of Indiana (6-5, 306) has reportedly been the best player at the event during practices this week. He started 3 ½ years at left tackle for the Hoosiers, but also has the ability to move inside.
And defensive tackle Torrell Troup (6-3, 310) out of Central Florida has showed some pass rush ability from inside.
Chad Reuter of CBS Sports provides a good run down of some more players to watch.
Clare Farnsworth of Seahawks.com profiles new offensive line coach Alex Gibbs.