On Saturday, January 19, the East-West Shrine Game will be played in St. Petersburg, Florida. This game, often overlooked by fans, pits former college players from the Eastern United States against players from the Western United States.
A lot of the best players in college football don't play in the game, but there are several other prospects participating who are eager to make a name for themselves in the presence of NFL scouts. Many of the players will go undrafted, and most will be mid-round picks—which means their draft stock depends heavily on how well they play.
The Washinton Redskins sold the farm to get Robert Griffin III last season, so the East-West Shrine Game will be important to crafting their draft strategy. Without any top picks, a lot of the players in the game will be the ones the Redskins are looking the most at.
With that in mind, there are a few players in particular who Washington should give a serious glance at; players who may not become stars, but who will become integral contributors on a potentially deep and talented team. These players are the ones that could make the difference between a deep playoff run and an early-January exit.