Well, another day, another all-star game preview as we take a look at the AstroTurf NFLPA Collegiate Bowl that will take place out in California on Saturday.
The NFLPA game is unique, because not one NFL team or staff member has seen any of the practices so far. The NFLPA determined that it would invite juniors to the game, which goes against NFL rules. In response, the NFL barred teams from attending.
Now, the NFLPA has said that it is taping all the practices and will send out the film. But for most, the game on Saturday will be their first look.
The NFLPA game will air on Saturday at 6 p.m. EST on NBC Sports Network.
Most Impressive: Lavasier Tuinei, WR, Oregon
Tuinei is a guy who Oregon fans have been waiting to develop for forever. If you don't believe, just ask one.
He's got fantastic size, strong hands and decent athleticism. He just never was able to put it all together until the end of his college career.
Tuinei has had a strong week of practice in California and did a good job utilizing his size as he went up for passes all week long thanks to some up and down QB play. He is one of the most highly rated prospects in this game.
Most Intriguing: Asa Chapman, DT, Liberty
Chapman is 6'4", 408 lbs. as a DT... Intrigued yet?
I could stop there, but I won't, because there is more to know about this mountain of a man. He's the biggest prospect in this draft by far, but he actually can move some. That's not to say he's gifted athletically, but you can't just run a gap to his left or right and assume he's not going to make the play because he can't get there.
If Chapman can show the ability to collapse the pocket in this game like he has at Liberty, then he could make for a very intriguing prospect like Mike Jasper was last year (OG/DT from Bethel selected by the Buffalo Bills in the seventh round).
Most Unknown: Jared Green, WR, Southern
Many of you reading this probably have no idea who Jared Green is. Honestly, I can't blame you for that. You're talking about a player who has fewer than 50 career receptions.
His dad is a guy who could probably still beat half of the NFL in a foot race. That's right – Jared is the son of Hall of Fame CB Darrell Green, who blazed up football fields for 20 years in the NFL.
In case you were curious, yes, Green's son got his speed, and it's a joy to watch him go deep.
Most To Lose: Brandon Washington, OL, Miami
You're looking at one of the two juniors who were invited to this game and basically prevented NFL scouts from attending. That does put a premium to some degree on his ability to do well in the game.
Is this is a bit unfair to Washington? Yes, but he's a talented lineman who is probably up to the challenge.
Most To Gain: Patrick Witt, QB, Yale
If you don't know who Patrick Witt is, he's the guy who was recruited to play QB at Nebraska and then transferred to Yale because the classes were too easy. Yeah, I don't get it either. (Then again, there isn't much outside of football that people would call me smart about.)
Witt has good size for the position and does a good job delivering accurate throws down the field. He has plenty of arm strength. With more talent around him, it will be interesting to see how he performs.