East-West Shrine; NFLPA Classic star games set to start

By | January 13, 2019

East-West Shrine; NFLPA Classic star games set to start … The post-season college all-star schedule hits high gear this week with practices for both the East-West Shrine game in St. Petersburg and the NFLPA Classic in Los Angeles set to start Monday morning with both games scheduled for next Saturday. The Shrine game will kick-off on the 19th at 3 PM ET. As usual, GBN Associate Editor Pigskin Paul Guillemette will be on the ground in St. Pete. Look for his reports from this week’s practice sessions all week. For now, here is Pigskin’s preview of the players he is especially looking forward to seeing at this year’s Shrine workouts.  And for the record, here are the rosters for the East and West teams at this year’s Shrine game which appears to be especially talented among the back seven defensive positions. Meanwhile, the NFLPA Collegiate all-star game workouts begin at the Rose Bowl with the game set to KO at 5 PM ET on Saturday. The NFLPA game still doesn’t attract the same talent level as the Shrine game, but still has a number of players of note including Washington QB Jake Browning. He’ll be joined in the QB rotation by Brent Stockstill of Middle Tennessee, while other players to watch at the NFLPA game include Arkansas OG Hjalte Froholdt and Texas OT Patrick Vahe, along with CBs Mark Fields of Clemson and Iowa State Brian Peavy among others. Here are the full rosters for the NFLPA game as they currently stand. Of course, these two games set the stage for next week’s Senior Bowl in Mobile. Stay tuned!