Five players the Oakland Raiders should be keeping an eye on in the 2017 Shrine Game.
With a deep class of underclassmen declaring for the 2017 NFL Draft, the Shrine Game lacks much of a spotlight. While most Day 1 seniors have skipped on the risk, there is still intriguing talent to for Reggie McKenzie and the Oakland Raiders to single out.
Here are five players the Raiders should be watching in the Shrine Game.
Marquel Lee, LB, Wake Forest (6’3″, 240 lbs.)
The 2nd team All-ACC player has flown under the radar as a player, of no fault of his own. At 6’3”, 240 pounds, Lee has the size to play all three positions in Defensive Coordinator Ken Norton’s 4-3 scheme.
Lee plays well going downhill and should get a chance to flash his range and coverage skills during the game.
With the suspect play of Malcolm Smith and much of Oakland’s linebacker group, adding Lee could give the Raiders a talented player while also filling a major need.