East-West Shrine Game: 10 players Miami Dolphins should watch

Defensive end Trey Hendrickson and coach Charlie Partridge at the end of the Owls' victory over UTEP on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2016. (Getty Images)

Florida Atlantic defensive end Trey Hendrickson and former coach Charlie Partridge at the end of the Owls’ victory over UTEP. Hendrickson is rising up some NFL Draft boards. (Getty Images)

As NFL Draft scouting ramps up, there is a ton of attention paid to the Senior Bowl (Saturday, Jan. 28) and with good reason. But every year, the East-West Shrine Game (this Saturday, Jan. 21) produces a slew of mid- to late-round and even undrafted players who make NFL impacts.

According to the East-West Shrine web site, more than 90 players from last year’s game signed with professional teams this spring, and more than 70 made final NFL rosters.

Here is a handy guide to some guys to pay attention to Saturday at 3 p.m. ET on NFL Network. Because these are guys (nine play defense) the Dolphins will be taking notes on as well:


EAST #85 TE Eric Saubert, Drake: 6-foot-5, 250 pounds and opened eyes at practices. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

WEST #43 LB Hardy Nickerson, Illinois: Physical and good genes. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

WEST #54 LB Calvin Munson, San Diego State: High-energy; also pitched at SDSU.

WEST #49 DE Hunter Dimick, Utah: Utes’ career sack leader. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS 

WEST #18 S Jadar Johnson, Clemson: Reportedly has met with the Dolphins.


EAST #99 DE Trey Hendrickson, Florida Atlantic: Standout in practices this week. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS 

EAST #93 DE Karter Schult, Northern Iowa: Played 8-man high school football.

EAST #92 DL Jason Carr, West Georgia: Looks the part. Massive. Strong.

EAST #95 DE Ejuan Price, Pittsburgh: Smallish, elite pass-rusher. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS

WEST #73 G/C Chase Roullier, Wyoming: Versatile.

*INJURY NOTE: EAST #17 LB Marquel Lee, Wake Forest: Tackle-for-loss machine was on this list but was reported to have a foot injury this week. VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS 

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