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East/West game and possible Colts prospects

I read the other day that the Colts had interviewed both Pitt RB Ray Graham and Syracuse S Shamarko Thomas at the E/W game practices. I don't watch that much college football so I started researching them and figured that I would do a small profile for each since the Colts appear to have an interest in these two players. Some other players that are getting a lot of attention nationally, that could be plucked in the later rounds, are Princeton DE Mike Catapano and Arkansas-Pine Bluff OT Terron Armstead. I'll link their info as well.

Lets start with Ray Graham:

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1664504

http://www.footballoutsiders.com/futures/2012/futures-pittsburgh-running-back-ray-graham

http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=89590&draftyear=2013&genpos=RB

There are two red flags that stand out to me for Graham. One, Graham had an off-field incident involving an assault of a fellow student. The Colts typically only invest in high character players so I am surprised that there is even a small amount of interest in him. Secondly, Graham tore his ACL in 2011. He'll be a later round pick, probably no higher than late 2nd round.

Shamarko Thomas:

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/draft/players/1682114

http://www.nunesmagician.com/2012/12/5/3731012/syracuse-nfl-draft-war-room-player-profile-shamarko-thomas

According to some of the scouting reports, this guy is a hitter. He doesnt look like a ball hawk type of safety but he has bad intentions, something that the Colts secondary definitely needs, and something it hasnt had since Bob Sanders left. He's projected to go in the 5th round.

Mike Catapano

There have been quite a few reports from the East/West practices that this guy is a gamer and his stock will surely rise, especially if he can perform well in the actual game.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1486522-assessing-the-nfl-potential-of-10-shrine-game-linemen/page/2

http://www.sbnation.com/2013-nfl-draft/2013/1/17/3888382/east-west-shrine-game-2013-practice-report

Terron Armstead

http://www.nfldraftscout.com/ratings/dsprofile.php?pyid=114802&draftyear=2013&genpos=OT

http://www.sbnation.com/2013/1/16/3883348/east-west-shrine-game-2013-practice-report

Speaking of Armsteads, where is Armond?


I had some issues with the videos appearing in Firefox but once I opened the fanpost in IE they seemed to work.

Twitter updates:

Princeton DE Mike Catapano is capping off a strong week with an impressive E/W game. Very quick, instinctive.

Pine Bluff OT Terron Armstead has made himself a lot of money this week.

This is a FanPost and does not necessarily reflect the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors. It does reflect the views of this particular fan though, which is as important as the views of Stampede Blue's writers or editors.

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