East-West Shrine Game 2013: NFL prospect report

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Some potential draftees, including Chad Bumphis, showed their NFL ability in the East-West Shrine Bowl. Here's a look at some of the players who helped their stock.

The West team won the East-West Shrine Game, 28-13, and while the win is nice, the most important thing about the game is how potential draftees helped their NFL value. Let's take a look at five players who improved their stock with their on-field performance:

Matt Scott

Six quarterbacks played in the Shrine Game. Five threw picks. One threw a touchdown. That one was Scott, who hooked up with Mississippi State's Chad Bumphis for a 57-yard score. Scott didn't play much — he only threw four passes — but the quarterback from Arizona showed he could hit receivers deep after a sub-par week of practices. He finished with 81 yards on four passes, the least attempts of any quarterback, but the second-most yards.

Chad Bumphis

Bumphis had 92 yards on four receptions, leading all players in both categories, and burned the East defense for a 57-yard score on a pass from Scott. Bumphis is likely a possession receiver at the next level, but displayed his big-play ability in the game.

Nigel Malone

Malone made the defensive play of the day, picking off a pass from Colby Cameron and bringing it to the house for a 30-yard pick six. There were a lot of turnovers Saturday, including five interceptions, and the Kansas State product showed his ability to make a difference.

Trent Steelman

Steelman showed his jack-of-all-trades skills all week long, proving to teams he can be valuable as a wide receiver after playing quarterback for Army in college. He only touched the ball twice in the actual Shrine Game, but one of those was a 7-yard score.

Kerwynn Williams

Williams probably isn't an NFL running back, but he busted out a 37-yard kick return and didn't look bad as a punt returner, either. The 5'8 player out of Utah State will have to make it clear he's a factor on special teams, and while he didn't run back any touchdowns, he showed potential. He also had 28 yards running on eight carries.

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