Standouts from the East-West Shrine Game that Redskins could target
Early on, the East squad was moving the ball well through the air. Part of that was thanks to the play of quarterback James Morgan, but Eli Wolf also played a role in that.
Wolf, a tight end from the University of Georgia, was the best receiving weapon for the East in the first half of this contest. Wolf consistently worked to get open, find space, and operated well when he was in space. He moved fairly well and showed off better receiving ability and movement skills than expected.
Wolf managed to finish the game with three catches for 49 yards. This should help him to make his case to be a late-round tight end pick even though he only caught 13 total passes during his final year at Georgia.
That said, his 6-foot-4, 236-pound frame may concern some scouts that will want him to add some extra weight to his frame. It wasn’t an issue in this game but against bigger, stronger, faster competition in the NFL, he’ll need to add some weight to find success as a blocker.
The Redskins have a need at the tight end position so they could consider targeting a guy like Wolf as developmental depth. He showed in this game that he has the ability to get open so at the very least, he could be good competition as a backup receiving tight end.