The first big stop on the path to the NFL Draft is Thursday night when the 2023 East-West Shrine Bowl is played in Las Vegas. This is going to be the first real chance for some of these players hoping to be drafted in the 2023 NFL Draft at the end of April to impress NFL teams.
Two teams that are going to be very close to this game are the Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots. These two teams are serving as the coaching staff for this game with the East team is being led by Marquise Williams, who is the special teams coach for the Falcons. The West team is being led by Troy Brown, who is the wide receiver coach for the Patriots.
While the Senior Bowl is the more popular All-Star game, there are a number of notable players in this year’s edition of the East-West Shrine Bowl. At the top of the list is Boston College’s Zay Flowers, who already is off to a fast start in Las Vegas.
Another wide receiver that is worth watching in this game is A.T. Perry out of Wake Forest. He is a big wide receiver who right now probably is a Day 3 pick but with a good game could move potentially up to the back of Round 3.
Other players worth making a note of before this game include running back Mohamed Ibrahim out of Minnesota, tight end Luke Schoonmaker out of Michigan, and cornerback Tre’Vius Hodges-Tomlinson out of TCU.
This should be a good game and there are likely a number of players in this game that will be playing on Sundays this fall.
NFL Draft: How to watch the 2023 East-West Shrine Bowl
Date: Thursday, February 2nd, 2023
Time: 8:30 PM ET
Location: Allegiant Stadium
Television: NFL Network
East Roster: Click Here
East Coaches: Click Here
West Roster: Click Here
West Coaches: Click Here