College all-star games offer draft prospects a good chance to establish themselves. This year's slate gets underway later today with the East West Shrine Game (as previewed yesterday), but the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl also kicks off today at 4pm ET.
The status of the collegiate bowl has been growing each year, with 23 participants drafted last year including Shaquill Griffin and Tarik Cohen. Also, Dylan Cole made some regular season contributions as an undrafted free agent having participated. Jets draft pick Dylan Donahue played in this game last season too.
It's much more difficult to guess which players will stand out in this game but some of the more impressive ones that have stood out over the course of the season are as follows:
South Florida DT Bruce Hector
Colorado State RB Dalyn Dawkins
Tulane CB Parry Nickerson
Stanford OT David Bright
Southern Miss S Tarvarius Moore
Virginia Tech LB Andrew Motuapuaka
We'll be reviewing these games in detail next week. Let us know if there's anyone else playing who you've got your eye on.