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Brandon Vitabile at the East-West Shrine Game: How to watch, game time, TV, practice reports

The former Northwestern lineman will look to improve his draft stock.

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The East-West Shrine Game, an annual college all-star game for draft-eligible players, takes place Saturday at Tropicana Field in St. Petersburg, Florida. Center Brandon Vitabile is Northwestern's lone participant.

Elsewhere Saturday, wide receiver Tony Jones will be participating in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. All in all, five Northwestern players will take part in postseason showcase games.

Here's how to watch the Shrine Game to see if Vitabile can improve his draft stock:

Game time: 3 p.m. CT
TV: NFL Network

Vitabile, as noted earlier, will play for the West team and will be coached by former NFL quarterback, offensive coordinator and head coach Jim Zorn.

Vitabile is listed as the sixth-best center available by The website projects him as a seventh round pick. Walter Football, on the other hand, ranks Vitabile as the seventh-best center, but projects him to go anywhere from the fourth to sixth round.

NFL Network commented that the former Northwestern center also lined up at guard during practices this week.

Jeff Risdon, a Detroit Lions Bleacher Report writer, was impressed with Vitabile at multiple practices earlier in the week, and based on a reply to that tweet, Vitabile also has a fan in writer Sean Meusch.

Ryan Booher had this to offer on Vitabile.

Vitabile is one of 12 offensive lineman on the West team, and he will likely see time at both center and guard. The full rosters can be found here.

We'll have updates on Vitabile's performance after the game.