It’s Draft Season (or is it Draft SZN?) 24/7/265 for me, but it really cranks into high gear over the next week or so. By the time we reconvene next Friday for my next Daily Brew, the East-West Shrine Bowl festivities will be kicking off in Las Vegas. Players will meet the media on this day a week from now and start practice the next day. The East-West Bowl Game isn’t as high profile for fans as the Senior Bowl, but it should be. Regardless, it’s still a wonderful tool for the Texans’ personnel hierarchy to get a look at potential contributors for this organization in the near future. How important has it been for teams to get a look at prospects in this game? EIGHT former Shrine Bowl participants were voted to 2022 Pro Bowl rosters last month, including some guy named Tom Brady. Furthermore, the Texans got a great look at former Pro Bowl OT Duane Brown back when the Shrine Game practices took place at the Houston Methodist Training Center.
So, there’s quality players to be had and many heading to Las Vegas that’ll have a shot to follow in the footsteps of Duane, Brady, Matt Judon, Trey Hendrickson and Chandler Jones.
Here are five players to watch that’ll be featured in practices and the Game next week.
- Arizona State OT Kellen Diesch – the 6-7, 300 lb. Texan started his career at Texas A&M before he…