Here's how the former Ohio State quarterback's first practice went.
J.T. Barrett began his hopeful path to the NFL on Monday. The former Ohio State quarterback had his first Shrine Game practice.
The three-time Buckeyes captain is playing on the East Team, coached by Bengals assistant Jonathan Hayes. The squad, which also includes former Ohio State players Chris Worley and Damon Webb, practiced at Shorecrest Preparatory School in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Monday afternoon.
Barrett looked good, according to reports.
Dan Hope of Eleven Warriors reports that Barrett took the first snaps at quarterback among the East Team's QBs. The team also features South Florida’s Quinton Flowers and Memphis’ Riley Ferguson.
Barrett "looked comfortable" according to Hope and was "regularly" precise with his passes.
One reporter on the scene said Barrett was "easily" the best quarterback on the field on Monday. Another said Barrett had the "best cadence, projects his voice very well."
Barrett's measurements were solid, too. He measured in at 6 foot 1 with a hand size of 10 inches. The ideal hand size is at least 9 inches, so Barrett is in great shape there.
Some videos of Barrett's practice have been tweeted out. You can check them out below:
Barrett and the rest of the East Team will be practicing all week, leading up to the game on Saturday.
The players will also be taking part in interviews and media obligations.
Kickoff for the Shrine Game is set for 3:07 p.m. E.T. on Saturday. The game will be televised on the NFL Network.