ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – J.T. Barrett, Damon Webb and Chris Worley took the field for one more practice in Ohio State helmets on Thursday morning, when the East team held its final practice of East-West Shrine Game week at Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg, Fla.
On a 33-degree morning – which might not be considered cold in Columbus right now, but certainly is chilly for Florida – and with a vast majority of the NFL scouts who attended the first three practices having already left town, Thursday’s practice lasted just slightly over an hour, with noticeably less intensity than the full-padded practices of the previous two days.
Nonetheless, it was another opportunity for this year’s Shrine Game participants to continue to learn from NFL coaches, prepare to put their best foot forward in Saturday’s game (3 p.m., NFL Network) and potentially impress the small contingent of scouts who were still on hand.
Barrett and the quarterbacks spent much of the practice working on individual throwing with Tampa Bay Buccaneers assistant coach Zack Grossi, who is serving as the quarterbacks coach at the East-West Shrine Game this week:
Webb, who impressed scouts all week with the plays he made on the ball, continued to make clean catches when the ball was thrown his way in defensive back drills. Worley, whose performance in St. Petersburg was among the most universally praised of all prospects in attendance, continued to show pre-snap instincts and a nose for getting to the ball during team drills on Thursday.
Check out the photo gallery above for sights from Thursday’s practice, and stay tuned with Eleven Warriors for continued coverage of Barrett, Webb, Worley and the rest of Ohio State’s potential pros as they go through the 2018 NFL draft process.