The results of the East-West Shrine Game are kind of anticlimactic. Most attention for the event is on the practice sessions, when scouts descend to watch the potential draft picks work out and showcase their skills. That was before in the internet helped make sure events like that got their 15 minutes, stretched out into a full week.
The East actually won 25-8, but let's swim through punditry to see which players stood out and might be worthy of further conversation as the St. Louis Rams look toward the 2011 NFL Draft.
Here's Rob Rang's report from the game, featuring 10 players who stood out, a couple that could be of immediate interest to the Rams:
UCLA DT David Carter had a quiet season, and was seen by many as a late round pick before this game. However, Rang notes that Carter built on a good week of practice in the game, holding the run and disrupting mediocre offensive line talent. One of those defensive linemen that will forever confuse people as to whether or not he's a 3-4 or 4-3 player.
Miami RB Graig Cooper is one of those potential middle round running back picks that offers something as part of a rushing committee, without really carrying the potential to be a full time NFL rusher. Anyway, Rang notes that he had a strong game if only because he eased some of the injury concerns surrounding him. A 6' 200 lbs running back, Carter has the breakaway speed and burst to be a threat on the outside for a team like the Rams. He also has lots of potential as a return man.
NFL Draft Bible has a massive wrap up from the game, with more prospects than you can even begin to imagine.