Found January 19, 2012 on
Crystal Ball Run:
The following is from our friend Matt Elder, who is taking in the East-West Shrine Game this week in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Earlier week it was the Casino Del Sol All-Star game and now on Saturday it will be not one, not two, but three games! This is a week I’ve been calling allstarpalooza because of all the news, reports, and tweets that have been flying. Just like with the Casino Del Sol game I will again focus on some players in the games who you should focus on. Here is our Shrine Game report on who are the prospects to watch:
Most Impressive-CB Josh Norman, Coastal Carolina
To say Josh Norman has been the best CB at this game would be an understatement. He has been so dominant that I don’t think an East practice has gone by without his name mentioned just about every other tweet. From the moment he stepped into the weigh-in and showed that his 6’0 frame was legit the buzz has been going. He has had an INT in every practice so far (had three on Wednesday) and has been all...
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Many in the scouting community say that the Coastal Carolina star has improved his draft stock, and he could be a second-round selection in the draft in April.
NFL Draft Player Spotlight
Josh Norman, DB, Coastal Carolina
Josh Norman grew up in Greenwood, South Carolina which is located between both Augusta, GA and Columbia, SC the capitol of the state. Josh is an electrifying three sport athlete from Greenwood High School. Josh played Football, Baseball and Track at a high level. Josh was a safety in high school and earned honors of...
South Carolina has produced superb athletes over the last few years, especially with the emergence of Coastal Carolina. The Chanticleers have produced a few major players who are still playing right now in the NFL. Mike Tolbert the bruising running back of the San Diego Chargers, Tyler Thigpen the streaky QB of the Buffalo Bills, and Jerome Simpson who was all over the news for...
In likely the last day of Daily Notes, I think I've saved the best for last with some very intriguing notes from this week. What did I NOT like about the practices? Who's hurt and likely out of the game? What did the CFL scouts in attendence have to say? Some intriguing 40 time potential numbers for non-Shrine Game prospects, and how great was Josh Norman REALLY?
- Alabama Crimson Tide cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick was arrested for possession of marijuana this week. It certainly won’t help his draft stock, but I highly doubt the arrest will have a significantly negative impact either. Front office personnel will have plenty of time to investigate Kirkpatrick by talking to his coaches at Alabama and by interviewing him at the combine. This...