The Mountaineers enter the season with a new head coach after a tumultuous spring.  As usual WVU offers a lot of talent on the roster, headlined by some outstanding NFL prospects which can be found on the defensive side of the ball.

West Virginia

Round Full Name Pos #YrComments
3rdJulian MillerDE945SrAthletic defensive lineman that’s successfully been used as a two gap end. Intense, rushes the passer well and makes plays in every direction of the field.
3rdBruce IrvinOLB114SrJunior college transfer that lit the Big East on fire last season with his pass rushing skills. Fast and furious up the field. Projects to OLB at the next level.
4thKeith TandyCB84JrUnderrated cornerback with an aggressive game. Plays with a large degree of suddenness, hard hitting and effective back off the line of scrimmage.
5thTavon AustinWR13JrProductive receiver that’s shown flashes of being the “go to” guy the past two seasons. Lacks the size to be a true number one receiver yet could be a solid wide out in the slot at the next level.
6thGeno SmithQB123JrDeveloping quarterback with top physical skills. Must improve his timing and decision-making but offers a nice upside.
6thDon BarclayT645SrTerrific pass protecting left tackle that makes the most of his tools. May not test well it gets the job done. Will get consideration inside at guard as well.
7thBrad StarksWR25SrDependable receiver with solid size and the ability to pick up yardage running after the catch.
FAJosh JenkinsG774SrTough, slug-it-out, small area guard.
FANajae GoodeILB524SrAggressive linebacker best making plays up the field.
FAJeff BraunT574JrLimited tackle only effective in a very small area.