It’s been a solid run for Jim Grobe at Wake Forest, a coach that always seems to get his team to over achieve.  The program has had minimal impact on the NFL Draft and that won’t change in 2011.

Cyhl Quarles is a tall, good looking safety. He possesses a decent burst of closing and recovery speed, gets outside the numbers in coverage and wraps up tackling. He’s a good player now with a decent amount of upside.

Russell Nennon is a hard working, intelligent blocker with limited upside.  He does a terrific job quarterbacking the offensive line, blocks wide base and gets leverage on opponents.  Getting the most from his assets, Nennon uses effective body positioning to seal defenders from the action, keeps his head on a swivel and shows terrific awareness.  He lacks bulk, overall strength but could fit at the next level as an inexpensive utility blocker.

Marshall Williams is a solid possession receiver who lacks the deep speed and second gear. Williams displays terrific focus as well as concentration, looks the ball into his hands and could fit in as a fifth receiver.

Josh Adams is a nice back and a prospect we may be underrating.  Adams offers solid running vision and instincts, works hard on the inside and weaves his way through the traffic to pick up positive.  Showing quickness in his running, Adams sets up defenders, makes them miss and creates his own yardage.  He also a very good receiver out of the backfield.

Wake Forest Pro-Prospects

RoundFull NamePosNumYear
5-6Cyhl QuarlesS54Jr
5-6Tristan DortyOLB554Jr
6thJoe LooneyG783Jr
7thJosh BushCB44Jr
FAKenny OkoroCB63So
FARussell NennonG725Sr
FAMarshall WilliamsWR85Sr
FAJosh AdamsRB275Sr
FADevon BrownWR34Jr
FAHunter HaynesOLB565Sr

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