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Two standouts from Saturday’s Shrine Game in St. Pete

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Saturdays traditional playing of the East-West Shrine Game in St Petersburg was not littered with superstars, but there were two standouts in the early draft evaluation process on display.

First, Oregon linebacker Justin Hollins was all over the field making plays as this highlight reel demonstrated:

Hollins was a part of former USF coach, and now Oregon defensive coordinator, Jim Leavitt’s defense with the Ducks the past 2 seasons. He compiled a senior campaign with 64 tackles (14.5 for losses), 6.5 sacks with five forced fumbles.

Hollins is 6’5 and 240 lbs., and is currently projected a second night (second-third round) prospect at this point. However, his West Squad performance on Saturday is only going to help him, as the next 90 days unfold.

Another standout from Saturday afternoon was Georgia wide receiver Terry Godwin. The Bulldog pass-catcher came up with two touchdowns in the second half of the game for the East, including his second one:

Godwin (shown with fellow co-MVP Hollins above) starred for the Bulldogs the last two seasons, as they won the SEC Championship and made the College Football Playoff Championship game in 2017. And, they finished runner-up to Alabama for the SEC title this past year.

Godwin was a complimentary receiver for the last two years, but did tally 133 catches in his Georgia career.

Finishing with 80 yards on four catches, Godwin joined the NFL Network you immediately after the Shrine Game concluded:

Most draft analysts have Godwin projected, as a day three (fourth round and beyond) prospect for April. Again, it’s early in the process for him and for others to progress through workouts, the combine (if invited) and more.

Still, both Hollins and Godwin showed out in an actual All-Star game that will have scouts and personnel guys taking notice of how they played. And now, those same evaluators will look, even more, at their college careers/tapes to do their homework for the next three months.

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