2024 Shrine Bowl Day 2 Risers and Sliders: Qwan’tez Stiggers and Khristian Boyd Stand Out

Following the second day of practice, which players stood out as risers and sliders ahead of the 2024 East-West Shrine Bowl?

Ahead of the 2024 East-West Shrine Bowl, several players stood out in the week’s second practice on Sunday. After Day 2, who are the risers and sliders, and what impact will it have on their NFL Draft stock? We take a closer look at the day’s action.

2024 Shrine Bowl West Team | Risers

Dadrion Taylor-Demerson, S, Texas Tech

Dadrion Taylor-Demerson’s play has been too good to ignore. Sunday was another impressive showing for the defensive back, and not only has he been sound in his work, but he was able to make a splash play with a pick-six thrown by BYU QB Kedon Slovis.

Through two days, he has demonstrated that he can be the type of defensive back who can lead a team with his communication. The Texas Tech Red Raider has been sticky in coverage and hasn’t shied away from any challenge. A true chess piece in the defensive backfield, his weekend of work at the 2024 Shrine Bowl has done wonders for his draft stock.

Garret Greenfield, OT, South Dakota State

Garret Greenfield is a small school offensive tackle putting people on notice this week. The big man from South Dakota State has shown lateral quickness with impressive foot speed while demonstrating the ability to hold his ground and use his frame to combat a variety of pass rushers.

While he projects as a tackle at the next level, he has also gotten some work on the interior in Shrine Bowl practices thus far, holding up nicely to prove he may also have value with positional versatility. Good film and adaptability during these practices are easy ways to be a Day 2 riser.

Qwan’tez Stiggers, CB, Toronto Argonauts

Qwan’tez Stiggers is a truly unique story, but make no mistake about it — he can ball. The CFL product has come in and shown the type of ability and approach to fieldwork you would expect from a player who has had the benefit of already being a professional athlete before this.

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He has been sticky in coverage, has mirrored WRs in 1v1s, and has shown the ability to play multiple schemes going back to his Toronto Argonaut days. It’s only the second practice, but Stiggers has answered many questions scouts may have had for him coming into the week. He should continue to elevate his stock through the rest of the week.

2024 Shrine Bowl West Team | Slider

Kedon Slovis, QB, BYU

It’s tough for QBs to come out here and throw with guys they haven’t worked with before, but despite that, there is a need to get out there still and produce. Kedon Slovis had an excellent Day 1 but suffered something of a reality check on Day 2 at the Shrine Bowl.

The former USC, Pittsburgh, and BYU quarterback threw a pick-six to Taylor-Demerson that got the defense fired up, and while it wasn’t a completely rough day, it certainly wasn’t as good as the Day 1 film he put together.

2024 Shrine Bowl East Team | Risers

Drake Stoops, WR, Oklahoma

Drake Stoops easily could have been on this list for me yesterday, but he just missed out. However, on Day 2, his play was just too exciting to ignore. The shifty wide receiver looked smooth in and out of his breaks, had lightning-quick releases off the line, and drew a lot of eyes from scouts and players alike for his 1v1 work.

Stoops came into the 2024 Shrine Bowl week among a talented WR group with something to prove. Through the first two days, the Oklahoma Sooner has put together an eye-opening body of work that should positively impact his 2024 NFL Draft stock.

Khristian Boyd, DL, Northern Iowa

Khristian Boyd has been aggressive and violent at the point of the attack and has been a massive presence so far this week. The Northern Iowa defensive tackle has been giving offensive linemen fits on almost every rep so far this week.

Boyd’s strength and athleticism are impressive, and he plays with a relentless motor that NFL coaches will love. He attacks offensive linemen and hits them with an impressive array of rush moves. The Northern Iowa product is proving that his talent matches his mammoth size while catching the eyes of NFL evaluators this week.

Hunter Nourzad, C, Penn State

The Penn State center has been impressive in the 1v1 work, showing off his anchor and his quick hands that he has been able to stick on pass rushers like glue. Hunter Nourzad shows an initial punch that is strong and clean, while his lateral quickness gives rushers no hope off the snap.

Nourzad has shown real fundamental strength early in the 2024 Shrine Bowl week. While the Nittany Lions offensive lineman has a compact frame, he has packed a big punch that has him rising after Day 2 of practice.

2024 Shrine Bowl East Team | Slider

Tayvion Robinson, WR, Kentucky

Tayvion Robinson hasn’t done anything wrong, per se; he just has not found a way to pop among a good group through two days thus far. The Kentucky Wildcat receiver’s game film is fun, and he has shown ability. However, in a deeply talented pool of pass catchers at the 2024 Shrine Bowl, he just hasn’t been able to separate himself from the pack early on.

With a couple of days left and a game to put good work on tape, Robinson has a chance to rise to the top, but he has yet to move the needle through two days of practice.

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