Despite marginal success on the football field the Virginia Cavaliers have been steadily represented in the first round of the NFL Draft- something that will continue in 2012.  Ironically the Hokies of Virginia Tech have placed just a single prospect in round one since 2005.  That could change soon as the program boasts one of the most dominant linebackers in the nation.


Round Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
1st Chase Minnifield CB 13 5Sr Shutdown cornerback that plays with great quickness, explosion and athleticism. Opportunistic and constantly making positive plays on the ball.
2-3 Oday Aboushi T 72 3Jr Terrific pass blocking left tackle that comes with an upside. Plays with good mechanics, mentally aware and offers a lot of skill.
6th Devin Wallace CB 28 3So Nice sized cornerback that flashes skill and aggressiveness. Has an upside but must complete his game.
7th Corey Mosely S 47 5Sr Explosive safety that plays with terrific speed and suddenness. Displays better than average cover skills and makes a lot of positive plays on the ball. Needs to finish off his game and stay on the field but comes with and upside.
FA Rodney McLeod S 28 4Sr Hard-working safety really best facing the action or defending the run. Marginal ball skills and struggles in man coverage situations.
FA Matt Conrath DE 94 5Sr Tall, hard-working lineman that offers potential as a physically matures and fills out his frame.
FA Landon Bradley T 67 5Sr Quick, hard-working senior tackle that’s been used mostly in a reserve role. Has the size and skill to backup at the next level.
FA Colter Phillips TE 89 4Jr Solid tight end prospect that catches the ball well and gives effort blocking. Potential third-tight end at the next level.
FA Austin Pasztor G 63 4Sr Strong, small area blocker that really does not play with good leverage or block with his legs.
FA Anthony Mihota C 68 5Sr Explosive, slug it out lineman that easily handles one-on-one blocking assignments in the middle of field. Best in a small area.
FA Cameron Johnson OLB 56 4Sr Hard-working college defensive end that shows no single outstanding physical trait in his game.
FA Aaron Taliaferro ILB 52 5Sr Two down defender best against the run yet struggles making plays outside the box or against the pass.
FA Jared Green WR 2 5Sr Highly rated by us at one time, Green comes off a disappointing junior season and has not taken his game to the level we anticipated. Left the Virginia program in May.

Virginia Tech

Round Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
2nd Bruce Taylor ILB 51 4Jr Dominant linebacker prospect that can be used at several positions. Fierce and strong against the run yet also shows a quick change of direction and the ability to pursue the action to the flanks. Solid job remaining disciplined with his coverage assignments. A good prospect with a lot of upside and someone that could be a major player in the draft down the road.
2-3 Jayron Hosley CB 20 3Jr Opportunistic cornerback that also helps out returning punts. Has an explosive burst to the ball and shows great hands for the interception. He needs to brush off the rough edges of his game yet has a terrific upside.
3rd Antoine Hopkins DT 56 4Jr Explosive one gap tackle that fires through the holes up the field and shows a quick change of direction. Potential three technique lineman at the next level.
3-4 Jaymes Brooks G 68 5Sr Dominant small area blocker that plays with a nasty attitude. Gets a lot of movement run blocking and opens big holes for the running game.
4th Nick Becton T 54 4Jr Talented underclassmen that offers size, athleticism and footwork in space.
6th Chris Drager OLB 33 5Sr Intense, hard-working college prospect that played defensive end as a junior and will move to tight end this season. Has no defined NFL position yet offers a lot of intangibles.
6th Danny Coale WR 19 5Sr Tough, dependable receiver that plays smart and reliable football.
6-7 Andrew Lanier T 72 5Sr Solid pass protector that uses all his assets to a maximum protecting the blind side.
7th Greg Nosal G 75 5Sr Strong, small area blocker that easily controls one-on-one assignments. Must do a better job blocking with his legs.
FA Jarrett Boykin WR 81 4Sr Tall receiver with nice size and strong hands. More of a one speed wide out that lacks top route running skills and is prone to dropping an occasional pass.
FA Dyrell Roberts WR 11 4Sr One time highly rated prospect that struggled to take his game to the next level.
FA Blake DeChristopher T 62 5Sr Adequate college player that could be used as an inexpensive utility lineman in the NFL.
FA Eddie Whitley S 15 4Sr Workmanlike defensive back best in a zone system where he can face the action.
FA Cris Hill CB 9 5Sr
FA Barquell Rivers ILB 52 5Sr

Wake Forest

Round Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
4-5 Chris Givens WR 2 4Jr Quick, reliable receiver that shows deceptive downfield speed and the ability to break games open. Offers adequate size and the go two guy with next level potential.
5th Tristan Dorty OLB 55 5Sr Fierce, explosive and strong linebacker that makes plays sideline to sideline or up the field. Lacks classic measurable’s yet plays with great intensity as well as intelligence.
6th Joe Looney G 78 4Sr Hard-working guard that moves relatively well on his feet and shows the ability to pick up blitzes. Displays good awareness and works hard to finish blocks.
6-7 Cyhl Quarles S 5 5Sr Nice sized safety really best playing downhill or in the box.
7th Josh Bush CB 4 5Sr Versatile defensive back that can line up at safety or cornerback. Flashes skill and has an upside yet must pull his game together.
7th Kenny Okoro CB 6 4Jr Well sized cornerback that struggled with injury last year. Offers a lot of skill in his game.
FA Kyle Wilber DE 97 5Sr Hard-working defensive end that plays with good quickness, fundamentals and intelligence. Lacks the great strength at the point of attack yet a workmanlike player that will be a solid backup in the NFL.
FA Devon Brown WR 3 5Sr Small, elusive receiver that also helps out as return specialist. Reliable and explosive. Left Wake Forest in May and will play for West Virginia this season.
FA Danny Dembry WR 18 4Sr