Shrine Game Practice - Final Notes & Player Rankings

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

The practices are complete, the scouts have left St. Petersburg and all that remains is to kick off the 2019 Shrine Game. As we close the book on this year’s event, here are a few exiting notes as well as final player rankings from the three days of practice.

- Several offensive linemen impressed NFL scouts last week, and one who really stood out but didn’t get many headlines was James Pipkins of Sioux Falls. We mentioned the big tackle during our podcast on Tuesday, and I was hearing mid-round grades after the practices were complete. Teams mentioned the lack of talent at offensive tackle in this year’s draft and how a developmental left tackle prospect like Pipkins, who measured 6-foot-5.5 and 304 pounds, will be very attractive on draft weekend.

- During our final podcast from practice, I mentioned how impressed I was with Brody Oliver, the receiver from Colorado School of Mines. I was not alone, as many people I spoke with felt Oliver, who measured 6-foot-2.5 and 208 pounds with 10-inch hands, rivaled KeeSean Johnson and Cody Thompson for the top receiver on the West the final two days of practice.

- Staying on the offensive side of the ball, scouts and general managers are complaining this will be one of the worst drafts for prospects from the scoring side of the ball in a long time. Right now, they project as many as 70 of the top 100 players drafted coming from the defensive side of the ball.

-  There was a lot of anger at the Shrine Game from scouts, league personnel and even agents over the record number of underclassmen who entered the draft. We reported during our podcast of January 10 about misinformation given to underclassmen to sway their decisions, including telling players they received third-round grades when nothing of the sort was true. I was also informed that underclassmen were encouraged to enter the draft based on the possibility of an NFL work stoppage in the near future. Part of the anger stems from deserving seniors potentially losing a coveted invitation at the upcoming combine. KeeSean Johnson was a mentioned as a potential casualty, as he’s yet to receive a combine invite and is one of the many deserving seniors on the bubble who will have to wait it out until invitations are sorted to the declared underclassmen. Many remedies were proposed by people at the Shrine Game, including severely restricting the number of underclassmen invited to the combine in order to make a statement; something I doubt ever happens.

Podcast from Monday Practice

Podcast from Tuesday Practice

Podcast from Wednesday Practice

Final Shrine Player Rankings

Grade

Rnd

Full Name

Pos

Yr

School

3.59

3-4

Daniel Wise

DT

5Sr

Kansas

3.55

4th

Landis Durham

DE

4Sr

Texas A&M

3.54

4th

Ty Johnson

RB

4Sr

Maryland

3.54

4th

Chris Slayton

DT

5Sr

Syracuse

3.53

4th

Sione Takitaki

OLB

5Sr

BYU

3.52

4th

KeeSean Johnson

WR

5Sr

Fresno State

3.51

4th

Jordan Brailford

DE

4Jr

Oklahoma State

3.48

5th

Paul Adams

T

5Sr

Missouri

3.48

5th

Devine Ozigbo

RB

4Sr

Nebraska

3.47

5th

Kendall Blanton

TE

5Sr

Missouri

3.46

4-5

Rashad Fenton

CB

4Sr

South Carolina

3.45

5th

Zedrick Woods

S

4Sr

Mississippi

3.44

6th

Jimmy Moreland

CB

5Sr

James Madison

3.44

5th

Daylon Mack

DT

4Sr

Texas A&M

3.42

5th

Isaiah Wharton

CB

5Sr

Rutgers

3.41

5th

Udoh Olisaemeka

T

5Sr

Elon

3.41

5th

Terry Godwin

WR

4Sr

Georgia

3.40

5th

Blace Brown

CB

5Sr

Troy

3.39

5-6

Khalil Hodge

ILB

5Sr

Buffalo

3.39

5-6

James Pipkins

T

4Sr

Sioux Falls

3.39

6th

Jordan Wyatt

CB

5Sr

SMU

3.38

5-6

Mathieu Betts

DE

4Sr

Laval-Canada

3.38

6th

Justin Hollins

OLB

5Sr

Oregon

3.38

6th

Alex Bookser

G

5Sr

Pittsburgh

3.38

6th

Chris Nelson

DT

5Sr

Texas

3.38

6th

D'Cota Dixon

S

5Sr

Wisconsin

3.37

6th

Michael Jackson

CB

4Sr

Miami-Fl

3.37

6th

Josh Miles

G

5Sr

Morgan State

3.36

6th

Kyle Phillips

DE

4Sr

Tennessee

3.36

6th

Justin Skule

T

4Sr

Vanderbilt

3.35

6th

Evan Worthington

S

4Sr

Colorado

3.35

6th

Martez Ivey

T

4Sr

Florida

3.35

6th

Montre Hartage

CB

4Sr

Northwestern

3.34

6th

Marquis Young

RB

4Sr

Massachusetts

3.34

6th

DaMarkus Lodge

WR

4Sr

Mississippi

3.34

6th

Jamal Custis

WR

5Sr

Syracuse

3.34

6th

Andrew Beck

TE

5Sr

Texas

3.34

6th

Jackson Barton

T

5Sr

Utah

3.34

6th

Richard Walker

DT

5Sr

Virginia Tech

3.33

6th

Lanard Bonner

G

5Sr

Arkansas State

3.33

6th

Tyler Jones

G

5Sr

North Carolina State

3.33

6th

Keaton Sutherland

G

4Sr

Texas A&M

3.33

6th

Cody Thompson

WR

5Sr

Toledo

3.32

6th

Lukas Denis

S

4Sr

Boston College

3.31

6-7

C.J. Conrad

TE

4Sr

Kentucky

3.31

6-7

Tyree Kinnel

S

4Sr

Michigan

3.30

6-7

Jordan Ta'amu

QB

4Sr

Mississippi

3.29

7th

Ulysees Gilbert

ILB

4Sr

Akron

3.28

7th

Donald Lewis

CB

5Sr

Tulane

3.27

7th

Nick Allegretti

G

5Sr

Illinois

3.27

7th

Tyree St. Louis

T

4Sr

Miami-Fl

3.27

7th

Jonathan Duhart

WR

5Sr

Old Dominion

3.26

FA

Easton Stick

QB

5Sr

North Dakota State

3.26

7th

Ron'Quavion Tarver

WR

4Sr

Utah State

3.26

7th

Ethan Greenidge

T

4Sr

Villanova

3.25

FA

Chris Johnson

S

4Sr

North Alabama

3.25

FA

Saquan Hampton

S

5Sr

Rutgers

3.25

FA

Michael Dogbe

DT

5Sr

Temple

3.24

FA

Brett Rypien

QB

5Sr

Boise State

3.24

FA

Qadree Ollison

RB

5Sr

Pittsburgh

3.24

FA

Ryan Pope

T

5Sr

San Diego State

3.23

FA

Delvon Randall

S

4Sr

Temple

3.22

FA

Brody Oliver

WR

5Sr

CSU-Mines

3.22

FA

Lamont Gaillard

C

5Sr

Georgia

3.22

FA

Derrick Baity

CB

4Sr

Kentucky

3.22

FA

BJ Blunt

DE

4Sr

McNeese State

3.22

FA

Andrew Wingard

S

4Sr

Wyoming

3.21

FA

Matt Sokol

TE

5Sr

Michigan State

3.20

FA

Chris Peace

OLB

5Sr

Virginia

3.19

FA

Joseph Dineen Jr.

ILB

5Sr

Kansas

3.16

FA

O'Shea Dugas

G

4Sr

Louisiana Tech

3.14

FA

Alec Eberle

C

5Sr

Florida State

3.14

FA

David Blough

QB

5Sr

Purdue

3.12

FA

Kevin Wilkins

DT

5Sr

Rutgers

3.11

FA

Cortez Broughton

DT

5Sr

Cincinnati

3.11

FA

Jesper Horsted

WR

4Sr

Princeton

3.11

FA

Ka'dar Hollman

CB

4Sr

Toledo

3.11

FA

John Keenoy

C

4Sr

Western Michigan

3.05

FA

Ryan Davis

WR

4Sr

Auburn

3.05

FA

Drew Lewis

ILB

4Sr

Colorado

3.05

FA

Darrin Hall

RB

4Sr

Pittsburgh

3.04

FA

Adarius Pickett

S

5Sr

UCLA

3.03

FA

Markus Jones

DE

5Sr

Angelo State

3.03

FA

Juwann Bushell-Beatty

T

5Sr

Michigan

3.02

FA

Jordan Ellis

RB

5Sr

Virginia

3.00

FA

Shawn Poindexter

WR

5Sr

Arizona

3.00

FA

Brian Wallace

T

5Sr

Arkansas

3.00

FA

Cole Holcomb

OLB

5Sr

North Carolina

3.00

FA

Kano Dillon

TE

5Sr

Oregon

3.00

FA

Terry Wright

WR

4Sr

Purdue

3.00

FA

Derick Roberson

CB

5Sr

Sam Houston State

2.96

FA

Nick Brossette

RB

4Sr

LSU

2.95

FA

Sean Rawlings

C

5Sr

Mississippi

2.93

FA

Taylor Cornelius

QB

5Sr

Oklahoma State

2.92

FA

Daniel Helm

TE

5Sr

Duke

2.85

FA

Tre Watson

ILB

5Sr

Maryland

2.83

FA

Jervontius Stallings

G

5Sr

Kentucky

2.81

FA

Cody Barton

OLB

4Sr

Utah

2.80

FA

Armon Watts

DT

5Sr

Arkansas

2.80

FA

Marcus McMaryion

QB

4Sr

Fresno State

2.76

FA

Nick Linder

C

5Sr

Indiana