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The game will air at noon on NFL Network.

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Former (that's so weird to say) Washington State wide receiver Gabe Marks has impressed scouts all week on the practice field in preparation of the East-West Shrine Game. This afternoon Marks gets to play in his first game since the Holiday Bowl for the West team as all 32 NFL franchises will have scouts and executives inside of Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg hoping to add names to their draft boards.

While Marks is one of the most prolific receivers to come out of the Pac-12 conference, he is still a little under the radar for fans of college football around the country. However, the Pac-12's all-time leader in receptions in bound to hear his name called in April's NFL Draft, but today's East-West game could help raise his draft stock. Many predict Marks will be a mid-round draft pick and his slight frame makes him a slot-receiver candidate despite spending his whole WSU career lining up outside as the 'Z' receiver.

After a week of practice, West quarterback's Gunner Kiel (Cincinnati), Zach Terrell (Western Michigan) and Wes Lunt (Illinois) should know to throw it up to #9 for big time plays to happen.

The East-West Shrine Game will kick-off at 12 p.m. PST and will air on NFL Network.

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