The East-West Shrine Game is still two days away, but as people who follow the NFL Draft and these events know, it’s the practices where you really have a chance to make an impression on the scouts in attendance.
In that respect, former WSU wide receiver Gabe Marks is already making a favorable impression.
Gabe Marks having an impressive practice. Showing burst and catch radius, some long speed too #shrinegame— Jeff Risdon (@JeffRisdon) January 16, 2017
Great notes on Washington State WR Gabe Marks. Getting open consistently with explosion. Small WR, big playmaker. #NFLdraft @Shrine_Game— Cecil Lammey (@CecilLammey) January 16, 2017
As Good As You've heard he is dept. #West WRs #AustinCarr, #GabeMarks, #JalenRobinette, adjust,extend & hand catch everything @Shrine_Game— Dan Shonka (@Ourlads_Shonka) January 18, 2017
Not that this comes as any surprise to any of us, but it’s still awesome to read about nonetheless. Here’s a little clip of Marks abusing a cornerback with those incredible feet we’ve come to love:
Washington State WR Gabe Marks picking up where he left off yesterday. They can't keep up with his quickness and burst. pic.twitter.com/DOwCjR78wh— Trevor Sikkema (@TampaBayTre) January 17, 2017
It’s much too early to have a sense of where Marks will be projected to go in the draft, but this is all obviously good news for one of our all-time favorite WSU players. And, of course, it’s good news that Gabe is still giving interviews. Here he is on a range of football-related topics, but the notion of "system player" draws particular ire.
The money quote? "If I wasn’t good, it wouldn’t have worked."
If you want to watch Gabe in the Shrine Game, it’ll be broadcast at noon PST on Saturday on NFL Network.
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