East-West Shrine Bowl Preview: Safeties to watch for Packers

The East-West Shrine Bowl practices start on Saturday with the game scheduled to take place on Thursday, Feb. 1 in Frisco, Texas. 

Zach Tom, Jon Runayn Jr, Samori Toure, Ka’Dar Hollman, James Looney and Hunter Bradley are all draft picks selected by Brian Gutekunst who competed at the Shrine Bowl. 

Let’s start the Shrine Bowl preview by taking a look at four safeties that the Green Bay Packers could be keeping close tabs on throughout the week in Frisco.

Kenny Logan Jr, Kansas

The Kansas safety flies all over the field for the Jayhawks. He has the range and ball skills to make plays on the ball in the backend and the quickness to fly downhill in run support. He led the Jayhawks in tackles in each of the past three seasons (254) but he also whiffed 56 times during that span as well. On top of everything he brings to the defense he has experience returning kicks and although limited (five) punts. 

Mark Perry, TCU

A Colorado transfer, Perry recorded 142 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss and six pass deflections during his two seasons at TCU. Perry was a member of the track and field team during his time at Colorado and that athleticism shows on the field, showcasing good range and flying downhill to pop ball carriers. He brings an element of versatility to the secondary with the ability to play in the slot and deep. 

Dominique Hampton, Washington

Hampton is a player capable of wearing multiple hats in the secondary. He can line up in the slot, box or deep. At 6-3, 220 pounds, Hampton has outstanding length and size for the position. He finished the season with a team-leading 109 tackles to go along with two interceptions and seven pass deflections. 

Trey Taylor, Air Force

The Frisco native and Jim Thorpe Award winner will have a shot to boost his draft stock this week. Taylor started 36 games over the past three seasons and finished this past season with 74 tackles, five tackles for loss and three interceptions. It will be worth monitoring how the cousin of Ed Reed performs throughout the week. 

Story originally appeared on Packers Wire