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10 players who impressed Mayock at Shrine Game practices

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ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- Four days of practice for Saturday's East-west Shrine Game finished up on a drizzly Thursday afternoon, and NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock said these 10 players caught his eye during the week.

Virginia Tech S Detrick Bonner: Bonner (5-foot-11, 195 pounds), who has a 38-inch vertical jump, began his Hokies career at cornerback, then was moved to safety as a sophomore in 2012. He started each of Virginia Tech's 39 games the past three seasons. He finished his career with five interceptions and 23 pass breakups, and proved to be an effective blitzer this season with 3.5 sacks.


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Louisville OT Jamon Brown: Brown (6-6, 328) is one of the biggest players at the all-star game. He began his college career at defensive tackle and played in two games at that position as a true freshman before moving to guard during the season. He was Louisville's starting right tackle as a sophomore in 2012, then started at left tackle the past two seasons. He was a weightlifter in high school in Kentucky. In addition, he has a nice singing voice, to the point that he performed John Legend's "Ordinary People" at the 2013 Russell Athletic Bowl luncheon.

Date: Saturday, Jan. 17
Time: 4 p.m. ET
TV: NFL Network


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Rice CB Bryce Callahan: After redshirting as a true freshman in 2010, Callahan (5-10, 185) was a four-year starter for the Owls. He broke his arm during the 2012 season, but returned after missing five games and started the Owls' bowl game. While he lacks ideal size, he has good quickness and ball skills; he finished his career with 13 picks and 33 pass breakups.

Miami G/T Jonathan Feliciano: Feliciano (6-5, 320) doesn't wow you with his athleticism or strength, but he is a hard-working guy who is tenacious and versatile. He started at guard and tackle during his career at Miami, and saw action this season at guard, left tackle and right tackle. Every offensive lineman was cross-trained at other line spots this week, and Feliciano was comfortable at both guard and tackle, though guard seems like his best position at the next level.

Memphis CB Bobby McCain: McCain (5-11, 190) was one of the standouts this week. Mayock points out that when you're a small cornerback -- and McCain's listed height is a bit generous -- "you better have great feet." And McCain does. Mayock calls him an "ideal nickel candidate." McCain never redshirted and was a four-year starter for the Tigers, finishing his career with 15 picks (he returned three for TDs) and 15 pass breakups. He also was a solid return man for the Tigers.

Louisville G John Miller: Miller (6-3, 315) never redshirted and was a four-year starter for the Cardinals. He is physical and can be a road-grader as a run blocker; he also improved as a pass protector this season.

San Diego State OT Terry Poole: Poole (6-5, 310) played two seasons of junior college football and signed with SDSU in 2012; he redshirted that fall, started at right tackle in 2013 and moved to left tackle in 2014. Poole is a good technician who looks as if he also could play guard.

Stanford S Jordan Richards: Mayock noted that Richards (5-11, 210) is not overly gifted athletically but is "very sound" with his fundamentals. He was a three-year starter for the Cardinal and was a first-team All-Pac-12 pick this season, when he had three interceptions, five pass breakups, three forced fumbles and 79 tackles for one of the more physical defenses nationally.

Georgia CB Damian Swann: Swann (6-0, 185) was a three-year starter for the Bulldogs and had eight interceptions, 21 pass breakups and six forced fumbles in his career. He was physical and aggressive in one-on-one drills this week and certainly wasn't afraid to use his hands.


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Central Michigan DT Leterrius Walton: Mayock said Walton had a "really good week." Walton (6-5, 305) was a three-year starter for CMU and showed an ability to be disruptive at times, with three sacks and 13 tackles for loss in his final two seasons with the Chippewas.

Mike Huguenin can be reached at mike.huguenin@nfl.com. You also can follow him on Twitter @MikeHuguenin.

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