OrlandoWolverine

January 7th, 2016 at 4:55 PM ^

Rudock turned a lot of heads during the Citrus Bowl.  If he can get some significant playing time and puts in an impressive performance, his draft stock will continue to rise.  If he has a poor performance, it might erase the Citrus Bowl positives.  I hope the Shrine's OC calls the right plays for him.

Michigan FTW Again

January 7th, 2016 at 5:51 PM ^

choosing the best player, it's about choosing the best "person." Typically they look for more extracurricular/charity stuff, and Bolden must have a decided schematic advantage in that category in order to get the nod.

That said, this isn't a knock against Morgan at all and I agree with you as far as performance on-field goes... the Shriners are just looking for exemplary off-the-field performances, i.e. Devin Gardner last year.

MgoblueAF

January 7th, 2016 at 5:09 PM ^

I've heard of some players rejecting these invites because they feel it could actually worsen their stock or lead to an injury.

I'm curious if there were any UM players who got invited that aren't listed here? Isn't Jarrod Wilson good enough for this game?

Magnus

January 8th, 2016 at 9:15 AM ^

I realize it's going to be very difficult to replicate Tom Brady's NFL success, but his best college season saw him complete 62.8% of his passes for 2,586 yards, 20 TDs, and 6 INTs. Rudock completed 64% of his passes for 3,017 yards, 20 TDs, and 9 INTs. Granted, Brady lost some playing time to Drew Henson, but Rudock was also in his first year of a new system, whereas Brady was in his fifth year in the same program.