Big East in the NFLPA All-Star game

Detailed information about last week's NFLPA All-Star game was a little hard to come by, but colleague Adam Rittenberg did some good sleuthing to dig up the stats.

The game, formerly known as the Texas vs. The Nation game, featured a few Big East players. Most did not make a major statistical impact.

West Virginia receiver Jock Sanders had four catches for 57 yards and one run for a loss of 4 yards. Louisville tight end Cameron Graham had one reception that went for a loss. South Florida defensive end Craig Marshall recorded one tackle.

Cincinnati kicker Jake Rogers and Pittsburgh safety Dom DeCicco were also on the rosters, as was West Virginia's J.T. Thomas. The linebacker practiced in the week before the game but did not play. ESPN.com draft analyst Kevin Weidl listed Thomas as one of his "stock up" players after an early practice.

Thomas is an easy mover with lots of range and lateral quickness and he closed on the ball well. He showed the instincts to find the ball and diagnosed plays quickly.

He will get engulfed at the point of attack at times but Thomas is very good at slipping blocks and getting involved in the play, and he also showed good awareness in underneath zone coverage and matched up well in man coverage. He looks like a good fit as a weakside linebacker in the NFL where he can be covered up and allowed to run to the ball.

Chad Reuter of NFLDraftScout.com projected DeCicco and Graham as sixth-rounders in this year's NFL draft based on their performance in practice leading up to the game. Here's what he wrote on each:

DeCicco: A 6-3, 232-pound safety with enough athleticism to be a Will Herring-type reserve safety/linebacker prospect.

Graham: Not special in any one category, but has good hands and presents a nice target in the red zone.