Louisville OL Giacomini shines in Hawaii
The Hula Bowl kicked off the college all-star season last week and Scouts Inc. was there to see which players helped and hurt themselves the most.
Originally Published: January 14, 2008By Scouts Inc.
The East cruised to a 38-7 win in the the 62nd Hula bowl on Saturday, but as is the case with most all-star games the final score meant little. The Hula Bowl and the week of practice leading up to it give the NFL prospects who participate valuable opportunities to showcase their abilities on the field and in game situations rather than in the weight room or on the track. So who took advantages of these opportunities and who wilted under the spotlight? Below is a list of the five players that helped themselves the most followed by a list of five players that turned in disappointing performances during the week. But before we get to that list it must be said that the Hula Bowl doesn't attract the same caliber of player that the Senior Bowl attracts. In addition, underclassmen are not allowed to participate and some top-tier prospects opt out of all-star games because they have too much to lose. In other words, these players project as second-day draft picks or possible rookie free agent signings. Players who performed well aren't going to rocket up into the first or second round, and the players that struggled could slide out of the draft.