Practice underway for Saturday's Texas vs. Nation all-star game

ALLEN, TX ( - In day one of the long day of practices for the talented Texas vs. Nation rosters, we have plenty of notes on the top talents of this week's games.


The top two quarterbacks on the respective squads, Ryan Aplin of Arkansas State and Ryan Griffin of Tulane weren't even given the opportunity to showcase their best talents. For Aplin, it was his decisiveness and anticipation in team drills that stood, not his athletic ability and movement skills. Aplin's arm isn't elite by any means, but he was crisp in his delivery and consistent in throwing his receivers away from coverage, before the route break. For a quarterback lacking in arm strength and size, Aplin showed the positional instincts and quick progressions to warrant a further look from NFL teams as a potential UDFA.