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East West Shrine Game: Three From SU Among NFL Draft Prospects

Three Syracuse University seniors are on the East roster for Saturday’s East West Shrine Game (4 p.m. ET, NFL Network). Center Ryan Bartholomew, running back Delone Carter and outside linebacker Douglas Hogue will represent the Orange.

Here is Sideline Scouting discussing Carter:

Positives: Very good at holding onto the football, rarely fumbles… Leaves it all out on the football field, constantly giving 100 percent and gets all the tough yards… Great runner between the tackles, keeps his pads low and churns his legs… Always keeps his legs moving, gets a ton of yards after contact… Should contribute nicely as a short yardage back.

Negatives: Rather slow, gets caught from behind and has trouble reaching the corner on stretch plays and tosses… Below average in the open field, doesn’t have a ton of moves to break long runs… Raw in pass protection, typically is substituted out in third down situations… Hasn’t been asked to contribute much as a receiver, only has 28 career receptions in his four years at Syracuse.

Here is FFToolbox discussing Hogue:

For a player who has only spent 24 games at linebacker, Hogue will only get better. He has good speed and great instincts…whether it be hunting down the ball carrier or the quarterback. Hogue has solid hands, which he developed during his days as a running back and he could even be a short yardage ball carrier in the NFL. However, his true position at the next level is as an outside linebacker and some team that has time to teach Hogue and allow him to learn more about the position will be getting a steal in the fourth or fifth round.

Here is an FFToolbox look at Bartholomew:

Bartholomew will impress scouts with his strength and speed leading up to the NFL Draft and that should help boost his stock. For a player who probably will not be drafted until the later rounds, Bartholomew has all the tools to be a solid center at the next level and is certainly worth a sixth or seventh round pick for a team in need of a versatile and smart center.

Several other players from the Big East Conference will be part of the East roster for Saturday’s game. They are Zachary Hurd (OG, Connecticut), Scott Lutrus (LB, Connecticut), Gregory Lloyd II (LB, Connecticut), Terrell McClain (DT, South Florida), Anthony Sherman (FB, Connecticut).