The 88th annual East-West Shrine Game was played Jan. 19 in St. Petersburg, Fla., and college football players from across the country participated in it to try to improve their draft stock.
A mix of overlooked and lesser-known players took the field to try to impress NFL scouts as we head toward April's draft. Throughout the week of practice and the game, some players improved their draft positions with good performances, while other players struggled and hurt their draft chances.
In the end, the West team won 28-13 after getting off to a fast start.
Finding players in the Shrine Game who are draft-worthy is important for teams like the Jacksonville Jaguars, who are in the first year of a complete rebuild. The Jaguars have holes to fill all over the team, and they must hit on a majority of draft picks to fill those holes.
Finding players who show NFL-level talent during the East-West Shrine Game can allow the Jaguars to find the "diamonds in the rough" and have a deep draft class to begin their rebuild with.
Here is the latest mock draft for the Jaguars following the East-West Shrine Game.