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2016 East-West Shrine game: Utah State's Hunter Sharp stands out

The East-West Shrine game is upon us on Saturday, so lets look back at the news of the players this week.

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The East-West Shrine game is on Saturday and there are a handful of Mountain West players in action on Saturday in Utah State WR Hunter Sharp, Colorado State TE Kivon Cartwright, Boise State center Marcus Henry and the defensive player is Colorado State linebacker Cory James.

The game itself is more of a reward, so lets look around at this past week about what happened with the important practices and evaluations this week.

Utah State's Sharp had the best week out of the Mountain West players in action and was mentioned as top player or player to watch from nearly everyone who was there.

The Aggies Sharp stood out this week as one of the five best players, but he is not playing on Saturday with a back injury. Via

He's sudden off the line of scrimmage and he can separate down the field. The issue has been his hands. He'll make an impressive, extended catch and then follow it up with an easy drop. I'm excited to study him more on tape. Unfortunately, Sharp missed Thursday's practice and won't play in Saturday's game due to injury.

Cartwright had a solid week and could of had a great Tuesday practice if not for poor quarterback play via Walter Football:

Cartwright was all over the field with receptions in the 7-on-7 and the team scrimmage. He had a good catch down the middle seam, shielding Caputo from the ball. This is a weak tight end class, so Cartwright could garner more day-three consideration based on his performance at the East-West Shrine.

Who is meeting with the players (known interviews):

Hunter Sharp: Denver Broncos, Carolina Panthers, Los Angeles Rams

Kivon Cartwright: Carolina Panthers,

Cory James: Los Angeles Rams