Is Connor Shaw an NFL QB?

Connor Shaw made a good first impression on Tuesday at the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl. Denny Medley/USA TODAY Sports

We attended the first day of practices Tuesday of the NFL Players Association Collegiate Bowl, a showcase event for aspiring 2014 NFL draft prospects. The event is only in its third season, and the talent level still has plenty of room to grow -- eight players who attended last year’s game were drafted, while 11 were on opening-day rosters and 12 more were on opening-day practice squads, but those numbers could come close to doubling this year -- but there are still some interesting prospects to keep an eye on (practices continue on Wednesday and Thursday on ESPNU, and the game is on Saturday on ESPN2).

Perhaps the most intriguing prospect -- or at least the one with the most name recognition among college football fans -- is South Carolina Gamecocks QB Connor Shaw. He’s currently one of several potential late-round quarterbacks hoping to impress an NFL team enough to land a backup spot in 2014.