All-Star season is officially underway with the 2020 East West Shrine game on the cusp this weekend. While the Senior Bowl is the game that gets all the love, the East West game has been known to produce some serious NFL Draft talent as well. Below are a few guys we will have an extra eye on as they could help elevate their draft stock. To see the full rosters of the East West Game go here.

Tyler Huntley QB, Utah

This guy is fun to watch. He is continuously making plays with his legs, extending plays that look dead from the get go into big gains. He has developmental quarterback written all over him. He needs to refine his overall passing game, especially when it comes to his accuracy and decision making. That said, he has things you just can’t teach, a good arm and ability to turn nothing into something. Huntley will be well worth a late round pick in hopes of developing him on the practice squad. My hope is he comes out on Saturday and shows that he can in fact put the ball where it needs to be when everyone is watching.

Calvin Throckmorton T, Oregon

Whatta name for a big man, “Throckmorton”. At 6’5, 318 lbs this buy guy is quick on his feet and can move some beef along the line. One of the best parts about the Oregon bigman is his ability to play multiple spots along the line, which is ALWAYS a big plus to NFL teams. His stock has been one of the hottest when it comes to mid round guys, to the point where with a solid showing this weekend he could solidify himself as a day 2 selection.

Tyler Johnson WR, Minnesota 

As one of the top wide receivers in the nation many were surprised to see Johnson not get a shot at the Senior Bowl. Look for him to come out with a bit of a chip on his shoulder and put up a big game. Johnson has the size (6’2, 205 lbs) and route running teams will be all over on day two of the NFL Draft. He is a physical specimen who can make the tough catch along with stretching the defense for a big play. If he were to go into the right situation I think he could battle for some serious playing time as a rookie.

Michael Danna DE, Michigan 

Danna had 3 sacks for the Wolverines this past season after transferring over from Central Michigan where he racked up 15 sacks in 3 seasons. The Michigan man has made a name for himself this week in practice turning heads with his athletic ability. As of now he will probably be a flier in the later rounds but his ability to get to the quarterback and be a situational pass rusher will make him attractive to NFL GMs.

Alex Highsmith DE, Charlotte

Not only one of my favorites at the East West game, but he is one of my favorites in the draft. I don’t know what it is about small school pass rushing beasts but they’ll always win my heart. Highsmith is a fast, high motor guy who not only loves getting his hands on the quarterback, but he is damn good at it. He’ll find his home in the NFL as an edge pass rusher, he needs to bulk up a bit but his quickness and ability to shed blocks make him a very prospect, that with a solid performance could see his draft stock take a bump.