College football's all-star season kicks off Saturday, January 19, with the East-West Shrine game being played at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Scouts from every NFL team will be on hand, including the Minnesota Vikings, who were lucky enough to draft two players they watched in the 2012 game; wide receiver Jarius Wright out of Arkansas and kicker Blair Walsh out of Georgia.
The Vikings made a seven game jump in 2012, going from three to ten wins, and among the top factors in their quick turnaround was the excellent draft they had last April, selecting seven different players who made solid contributions—including Walsh, who was named All-Pro after his rookie season.
The East-West Shrine game doesn't attract the top end collegiate talent, but the longest running college football all-star game will showcase a ton of players who will have their names called in next spring's draft.
Here we take a look at several players the Minnesota Vikings will be scouting intently in Saturday's game, which you can see on the NFL Network starting at 4pm est.