Seattle Seahawks 2014 Draft: A Scouting Guide to the East-West Shrine Game

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Seattle Seahawks 2014 Draft: A Scouting Guide to the East-West Shrine Game
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The East-West Shrine Game might not attract the top players like the Senior Bowl does, but that doesn't make it any less important for the draft process. The Shrine Game is often where teams find their late-round draft gems. 

The Seahawks have drafted or signed one player from the Shrine Game in each of the four years under general manager John Schneider, including defensive end Dexter Davis in 2010, safety Jeron Johnson in 2011, offensive guard Rishaw Johnson in 2012, and running back Christine Michael in 2013. 

While the game has significant meaning to NFL teams and the players involved, it can be difficult for fans who aren't familiar with the players. While there are a few players from FBS schools, like Arizona State and Texas, most of the rosters are populated with players from small schools like Coastal Carolina, Lindenwood and Valdosta State. 

The Seahawks have some clear areas of focus for their roster this offseason. They especially need to find additional depth at wide receiver, the defensive line and in the defensive backfield. With that in mind, here is a brief scouting guide of players who the Seahawks will likely be watching during Saturday's game:

 

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