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2013 East-West Shrine Game: Players' last chance to impress in practice ends Thursday

With the Shrine Game's practice week over, some players have left their mark on scouts — for better or worse.


The practice week for the 2013 East-West Shrine Game is officially in the books as of Thursday, as players now have only the game left to catch the attention of NFL Draft scouts.

In terms of practice, there were a few players who consistently impressed during their time on the field this week. One of them was Pittsburgh Panthers running back Ray Graham, who SB Nation's Alfie Crow, on the scene at the Shrine Game all week, thought was the "best back in St. Petersburg."

Another offensive name that popped up throughout the week was Iowa Hawkeyes wide receiver Keenan Davis. Optimum Scouting sees him as a potentially solid slot receiver in the NFL.

Defensively, Howard University linebacker Keith Pough was another named repeated as the week went on, garnering "near consensus praise" from people watching practice during the week, according to a report from SB Nation's Louis Bien. On the other end of the spectrum is Kansas Sate Wildcats quarterback Collin Klein, who did not earn such rave reviews.

According to Bien's article, scouts almost all agreed that Klein's throwing mechanics were substandard at best, and that he did not appear comfortable in many situations.

For updates on the Shrine Game heading into the weekend, follow Crow on Twitter here and check in with the game's hub on SB Nation here. Kickoff is set for 4 p.m. ET Saturday in Tropicana Field.

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