Shrine Bowl standouts

Devon Kennard

There were a handful of East and West standouts at the Shrine Bowl practices today, including Devon Kennard, Jeremy Gallon, Tyler Starr and Danny Kislter, Jr.

East
Will Clarke (DE) West Virginia
Clarke has nice size (6-7/273) and a long frame. He gets off the ball well and is quick off the edge. Clarke creates some issues for the offensive tackles opposite of him. I would like to see him finish plays off better. He gets the advantage early but fails to close the deal.

Jeremy Gallon (WR) Michigan
Gallon may have had the best day of all the players on the East side. This former Wolverine caught everything in sight. He ran good routes and snatched the ball out of the air. And once he has the ball there's no wasted effort in getting up field. Gallon has speed and better quickness. He looks like he has a chance to make an impact in the slot on Sundays.

Nevin Lawson (CB) Utah State
I thought Lawson was the most impressive cornerback at either practice session today. He measured in at 5-foot-9.5, 188-pounds. He has a wing span of 76-inches and arm length of almost 32-inches. So he plays bigger than his size. He's smooth in his backpedal and I like the way he plays the ball. Lawson made several impressive plays today.

Rajion Neal (RB) Tennessee
Neal looked good for the second consecutive day. He's quicker than fast and has good feet. He does show some burst but you would like to see more. He caught the ball well. Neal has decent size at 5-foot-10, 212-pounds.

James Stone (OG) Tennessee
Stone is not the biggest (6-3/305) or the most overpowering offensive guard but he has the necessary skill set to be very effective. Today he was stoning defenders. He gets off the ball well, can move his feet and showed good pass pro skills.

West
Bene Benwikere (CB) San Jose State
Benwikere is a smooth cornerback prospect with good size (6-0/192). He runs well and looks to have good ball skills. To me Benwikere was the one defensive back that really stood out in drills for the West squad. He can flips those hips, turn and run.

Devon Kennard (OLB) USC
This former Trojan was at one time one of the most highly sought after kids from the West Coast. Now with the draft right around the corner he's once again making his pitch. Today was a good day for the 6-foot-3, 255-pound outside linebacker from USC. Kennard really has good closing speed once he has his sights set on the ball. That's why he was a big time college prospect coming out of Arizona several years ago.

Danny Kistler, Jr. (OT) Montana
This is an impressive looking right tackle that is your prototype for the position. He's stands 6-foot-8 and weighs 315-pounds. He's got that long, lean frame. Kistler also has nice feet and can move. He shows some athleticism in his pass sets. He bends well and shows good flexibility. Again, this is a prospect with some good physical tools that I need to look more into.

Charles Leno, Jr. (OT) Boise State
Leno is nowhere near the same size as Kistler at 6-foot-4, 295-pounds. He was starting opposite of the Montana star at left tackle. He has tremendous feet, good length and does an excellent job in pass pro. He can slide and move. Leno has that hip flexibility and can bend and stay in front of defenders.

Tyler Starr (OLB) South Dakota
Starr caught my attention early because of his size (6-5/250)/speed combination. This kid is big, moves well and shows some athleticism. Then in team he lived up to his last name. Starr splashed on three consecutive plays. First, he dropped in coverage and had a nice pass breakup. On the next play, on the opposite side of the field, he made a leaping, one-handed interception. Following that, he crashed down the line of scrimmage and had a tackle for a loss. I don't know too much about this kid right now but he certainly caught the attention of a lot of people today.

Bernard Reedy (WR) Toledo
It was great see to a former St. Petersburg (Fla.) Lakewood high school standout star at practice today. Reedy played down the road. He was making plays everywhere, whether in team, seven on seven or one on one. He's small (5-9/175) but fast and quick. Reedy has good ball skills and I like how he has developed as a receiver. Reedy doesn't fight the ball. He made two defenders miss on one short reception that he took up field.

Jamie has been covering college football recruiting since 1992 and is entering his ninth year with Scout.com and FOXSports.com. He's currently a National Recruiting Analyst and Manager for the state of Florida. Jamie is also covering the NFL Draft for the network.
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