East-West Shrine Game 2014 rosters: Future draft picks battle in St. Petersburg

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The next stop in the draft process is Tropicana Field.

The 2014 East-West Shrine Game will take place on Saturday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Fla. The longest-running all-star game in college football showcases talent preparing for the NFL Draft in May. This game allows for scouts, teams and fans to get a close look at possible NFL players. Another benefit of the game is that small-school prospects are spotlighted for fans who might not have known about them prior to the draft process.

Here is a look at both rosters for the game:

East Roster

The East roster features three quarterbacks from small schools. However, Eastern Illinois passer Jimmy Garoppolo has received some draft buzz recently, has a third-round projection from CBS Sports and is the 10th-ranked quarterback on SB Nation's list. Garoppolo led all FCS schools with 5,050 passing yards and 53 touchdowns this season.

Garoppolo's top wide receivers for Saturday's game will be Coastal Carolina's Matt Hazel and Michigan's Jeremy Gallon. Gallon is considered a seventh-round pick, while Hazel is projected as a priority free agent by CBS Sports. Gallon is actually ranked 18th on SB Nation's wide receiver list.

On defense, the guy to watch may be safety Tre Boston of North Carolina. While he is currently projected to be a late-round pick, Boston collected 94 tackles, five interceptions and eight passes defended this season. He is the type of athlete who could improve his stock on Saturday.

The Team

Coach: Jerry Glanville


Jimmy Garoppolo, Eastern Illinois

Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois

Jeff Mathews, Cornell


Zach Bauman, Northern Arizona

Rajion Neal, Tennessee

LaDarius Perkins, Mississippi State


Alex Bayer (TE), Bowling Green

Jeremy Gallon, Michigan

Crockett Gillmore (TE), Colorado State

Matt Hazel, Coastal Carolina

Allen Hurns, Miami (Fla.)

Blake Jackson (TE), Oklahoma State

Ja'mes Logan, Mississippi

Erik Lora, Eastern Illinois


Justin Britt (OT), Missouri (injured)

Kyle Bryant (OT), Youngstown State

Laurent Duvernay-Tardif (OT), McGill (Canada)

Chris Elkins (C), Youngstown State

Matt Feiler (OT), Bloomsburg

Zach Fulton (G), Tennessee

Matt Hall (OT), Belhaven (Miss.)

Donald Hawkins (OT), Texas

Zac Kerin (C), Toledo

Antwan Lowery (G), Rutgers

James Stone (C), Tennessee

John Urschel (G), Penn State


Jason Bromley, Syracuse

Will Clarke, West Virginia

Bruce Gaston, Purdue

Zachariah Kerr, Delaware

Demonte McAllister, Florida State

Garrison Smith, Georgia

Ethan Westbrooks, West Texas A&M

Kerry Wynn, Richmond


Xavius Boyd, Western Kentucky

Preston Brown, Louisville

Glenn Carson, Penn State

Andrew Jackson, Western Kentucky

Derrell Johnson, East Carolina

DeDe (Devekeyan) Lattimore, South Florida

Johnny Millard, Cal Poly

Cody Peterson, Navy (injured)


Ricardo Allen (CB), Purdue

Tre Boston (S), North Carolina

Travis Carrie (CB), Ohio (injured)

Ross Cockrell (CB), Duke

Pierre Desir (CB), Lindenwood

Phillip Gaines (CB), Rice

Andre Hal (CB), Vanderbilt

Nevin Lawson (CB), Utah State

A.J. Marshall (S), Wake Forest

Hakeem Smith (S), Louisville

Dezmen Southward (S), Wisconsin (injured)

Jemea Thomas (S), Georgia Tech


Steven Clark (P), Auburn

Zach Hocker (K), Arkansas

West Roster

Led by former Chiefs and Browns head coach Romeo Crennel, the West roster features some heavy talent. The top passer for the team is Washington's Keith Price, who received an All-Pac-12 honorable mention this season. A bit undersized at 6'1, Price was still able to compile 73 touchdowns and just 30 interceptions in his three seasons as a starter for the Huskies.

A receiving option for Price will be Indiana's Ted Bolser, another draftable talent with 6'6 size who had a pretty solid year with the Hoosiers. He finished his college career with  1,337 receiving yards and 15 touchdowns in four seasons.

On defense, Arizona State safety Alden Darby is a player to watch. A sixth-round projection, per CBS Sports, Darby had a terrific season for the Sun Devils, collecting 72 tackles, four interceptions and nine passes defended. He will likely line up next to Washington safety Sean Parker, who has also just closed out a standout season with the Huskies.

The Team

Coach: Romeo Crennel


Keith Price, Washington

Tommy Rees, Notre Dame

Keith Wenning, Ball State


Brennan Clay, Oklahoma

Timothy Flanders, Sam Houston State

Anthony LaCoste, Air Force

Ben Malena, Texas A&M


Ted Bolser (TE), Indiana

John Brown, Pittsburg State

Quincy Enunwa, Nebraska (injured)

Kaneakua Friel (TE), BYU

Chandler Jones, San Jose State

Seantavius Jones, Valdosta State

TJ Jones, Notre Dame (injured)

Patrick Laird, Army

Jordan Najvar (TE), Baylor

Bernard Reedy, Toledo


Christopher Burnette (G), Georgia

Dakota Dozier (G), Furman

Dillon Farrell (C), New Mexico

Kevin Graf (OT), Southern California

Ryan Groy (G), Wisconsin

Gabe Ikard (C), Oklahoma

Danny Kistler, Jr. (OT), Montana

Charles Leno, Jr. (OT), Boise State

Jeremiah Sirles (OT), Nebraska

Austin Wentworth (G), Frenso State

Khalil Wilkes (C), Stanford


Beau Allen, Wisconsin

Justin Ellis, Louisiana Tech

Evan Gill, Manitoba (Canada)

Derrick Hopkins, Virginia Tech

Cassius Marsh, UCLA

Josh Mauro, Stanford

Zach Moore, Concordia (injured)

Chidera Uzo-Diribe, Colorado

Larry Webster III, Bloomsburg


Shaquil Barrett, Colorado State

Max Bullough, Michigan State

Nate Dreiling, Pittsburg State

Devon Kennard, Southern California

Prince Shembo, Notre Dame

Tyler Starr, South Dakota


Bene Benwikere (CB), San Jose State

Carrington Byndom (CB), Texas

Alden Darby (S), Arizona State

E.J. Gaines (CB), Missouri (injured)

Bennett Jackson (CB), Notre Dame

Daytawion Lowe (S), Oklahoma State

Stephen Obeng-Agyapong (S), Penn State

Sean Parker (S), Washington

Rashaad Reynolds (CB), Oregon State

Shaquille Richardson (CB), Arizona

Daniel Sorensen (S), BYU

Brock Vereen (S), Minnesota

Marcus Williams (CB), North Dakota State


Anthony Fera (K), Texas

Richie Leone (P), Houston

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