Texas Tech’s Nic Shimonek had the best stats in the Shrine Game, going 12 of 18 for 105 yards and a touchdown, but was extremely inconsistent as a thrower and several completions were short throws. While Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett’s stats weren’t great — 5 of 13 for 69 yards and a touchdown — he was the victim of several drops in the East-West Shrine Game. Barrett is still a developmental project as a quarterback and needs to improve his pocket awareness. Jamerson’s touchdown return came on a Barrett fumble.
Adetarami Aruna, DE, Tulane — He has a nice burst off the snap, is athletic and raw with great upside. While skilled as a natural pass rusher, he’s also solid against the run and was consistently in the backfield Saturday.
Simply put: Trying to block Cox, one of the NFL’s best interior defensive linemen, is not fun. The sixth-year Eagle earned his third straight Pro Bowl selection in 2017 after anchoring Philly’s front and producing 5.5 sacks.
Now in his eighth season with the Vikings, Griffen has established himself as one of the best in a league full of talented defensive ends. His third straight Pro Bowl selection in 2017 serves as proof. He set a new career high and led the team with 13 sacks in the regular season.
Bieniemy coached the running backs in Minnesota from 2006-10, working closely with Adrian Peterson. He then spent two years as the offensive coordinator for Colorado at the collegiate level before returning to the NFL to coach the Chiefs running backs for the past five seasons.
Giants co-owner John Mara expressed his displeasure publicly during the week. Some observers are beginning to question whether the Giants should give Beckham the sort of mammoth long-term contract that his talent says he deserves. ESPN’s Josina Anderson reported that Beckham’s dog celebration came in response to Trump’s SOB comment about NFL players.