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5 Offensive Players to Watch at Shrine Game

A few offensive players to keep an eye on at the 2017 Shrine Game.


The complete roster for the West team at the 2017 Shrine Game.

  1. C Cameron Tom, East**
    The former Southern Mississippi standout helped paved the way for one of the most prolific offenses in school history. Tom started all 14 games at center in 2016 and helped Southern Mississippi record more than 7,000 total yards for the first time ever, while also helping two running backs record 100-yard games, which was the second time that had happened at Southern Miss. He was listed as 6-foot-4 and 287 pounds in college, but will likely be playing at over 300 pounds at the next level.

2. WR Jalen Robinette, West
Despite the fact that Robinette is a bigger receiver – 6-4 and 215 pounds – he has proved to be capable of producing explosive plays. Robinette caught just 35 passes for Air Force in 2016, but six of those went for touchdowns. He averaged 27.4 yards per catch and finished the season with 959 yards. In four seasons, Robinette averaged 22.5 yards per reception.


The Pro Football Writers of America's All-Rookie team for the 2016 season.

  1. OT Dan Skipper, East**
    Skipper was an All-SEC selection in 2016 and was listed as the No. 88 prospect in the country by ESPN, according to Arkansas' website. At 6-foot-10 and 320 pounds, his size makes him an intriguing prospect, coupled with the fact that he's played against top-level competition during his college career. He was a key contributor on special teams as well, blocking several kicks throughout his career.

4. TE Colin Jeter, East
Jeter has the frame to be an offensive tackle, but is athletic enough to make plays in the passing game. He's listed as 6-foot-7 and 254 pounds on LSU's website, making him an ideal prospect to fulfill the role of a blocking tight end, but also recorded 12 receptions for 153 yards and a touchdown in 2016. Jeter played in 23 games at LSU after a season at Kilgore College in Texas. It will be interesting to see if scouts opt to convert him to the offensive line in the NFL.

5. WR Kermit Whitfield, East
Whitfield's best season was his junior year in 2015, catching 57 passes for 798 yards and five touchdowns. His production slowed in 2016, when he caught just one touchdown pass. At 5-foot-8, he's a smaller receiver but has proved to be productive against high-level competition. Whitfield was teammates with Jameis Winston for one season at Florida State.

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