How can I sum up a game like the Collegiate Bowl?
While there were winners and there were losers of the actual football game, for each and every one of the players that were afforded an opportunity to talk to NFL scouts, to learn from former NFL coaches like Dick Vermeil and Herm Edwards and to get perspective from retired players like Lorenzo Neal, Will Shields and Isaac Bruce as well as current players like DeSean Jackson and Eric Decker — does anyone really lose?
For some of the Collegiate Bowl games participants, it might be the last football game they ever play. For others it might have provided a stage to propel them in a long and storied career with the NFL as a drafted or even undrafted player who just took the opportunity provided to them and wouldn’t let go.
Over the next few days we’re going to highlight some of the players that we saw, what we learned about them, and why any NFL team would be lucky to bring them aboard to challenge the other players on their roster.