For 10 years in a row, I have taken what I’ve dubbed the “all-star road trip.” Each year in January, I kick the draft season off by traveling to college all-star games in order to scout the incoming talent to the NFL.
First up on the travel schedule: the 2016 East-West Shrine Game in Tampa, Florida.
Since I’ve been going to this game, I’ve followed it from Houston to Orlando to Tampa for the past five years. I’ve seen some great players come out of this game, while others have made little to no impact at the pro level.
It’s always fun to dig into which prospects could be the best from each roster. It’s also fun to decipher which players would be good addition for the Denver Broncos.
Only a few years ago, a corner from Coastal Carolina named Josh Norman was hopeful the Broncos would draft him because his idol was Champ Bailey. In 2011, a basketball-to-football star was born at the Shrine Game as Portland State’s Julius Thomas put himself on the national radar. Some players, like Miami’s Allen Hurns, went under the radar at this game, only to become household names in the NFL.
Here are some prospects from the 2016 East-West Shrine Game the Broncos should have interest in.