The first notable college all-star game takes place this afternoon, and NFL fans in offseason mode may want to dive headfirst into 2014 NFL Draft watch with today's East-West Shrine Game.
The game will air on NFL Network at 4PM ET, and can be listened to at ShrineGame.com and NFL.com/live if you're unavailable to watch it. Romeo Crennel and Jerry Glanville are this year's coaches, and you can see their respective squads here and here.
Just last year, several notable players in the game went on to have impact rookie seasons, highlighted by St. Louis Rams running back Zac Stacy (1,114 total yards and eight touchdowns) and Oakland Raiders linebacker Sio Moore (50 tackles, 4.5 sacks and a forced fumble), among others.
The Buffalo Bills wound up drafting an East-West Shrine Game participant last year: Nevada safety Duke Williams was the team's fourth-round pick, and spent his rookie season playing special teams for the Bills. Nathan Williams, an outside linebacker signed earlier this week to a reserve/future contract, also played in the game last year, as did three players that spent last year's training camp with the Bills: center Ryan Turnley, defensive lineman Izaan Cross and linebacker Keith Pough.
If you're tuning in for this game later on this afternoon, this is the place to discuss it. Which of this year's prospects do you have your eyes on, Bills fans?