The first day of the East-West Shrine Game is always a bit of an odd experience for players, coaches and media alike. It's important to remember that any players setting themselves apart or lagging behind have plenty of time to regress or catch up.
First, the "meat market" aspect of the pre-draft process is in full array as the players are paraded in front of team personnel for measurements—in their underwear. Yes, it's a little weird. You get used to it, but it never stops being weird. Unlike at the Senior Bowl, this session is closed to the media.
Thus, unlike the rest of the week, practices are pushed later into the day and are rarely intense (although Jerry Glanville did his best with the East squad).
Which skill-position players stood out on the first day? Click ahead!