This years Sugar Bowl features two teams that are amazingly similar. Michigan and Virginia Tech are ranked 34th and 36th in total offense (3.5 yards per game difference) respectively. Defensively they Virgnia Tech is 16th while Michigan is 17th in total defense (3.7 yards per game difference.) They are also both +6 in turnover margin. Sugar Bowl officials were solely criticized for selecting Virginia Tech despite Michigan being similarly ranked across the board. This will be the first BCS game for Michigan’s players while Virginia Tech’s team will be making yet another appearance. Hokie cornerback Jayron Hosley, running back David Wilson and Wolverine Denard Robinson highlight the draft prospects in this game.

Virginia Tech

Rnd Name Pos # Yr Comments
2nd David Wilson RB 3Jr
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.
2-3 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. Lost for the season with injury.
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. Lost for the season with injury.
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.
3-4 Danny Coale WR 19 5Sr Tough, dependable receiver that plays smart and reliable football.
4th Nick Becton T 54 4Jr Talented underclassmen that offers size, athleticism and footwork in space.
6-7 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.
7th Chris Drager TE 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.
7-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 Andrew Lanier T 72 5Sr Solid pass protector that uses all his assets to a maximum protecting the blind side.
FA Cris Hill CB 9 5Sr
FA Eddie Whitley S 15 4Sr Workmanlike defensive back best in a zone system where he can face the action.
FA Blake DeChristopher G 62 5Sr Adequate college player that could be used as an inexpensive utility lineman in the NFL.
FA Dyrell Roberts WR 11 4Sr One time highly rated prospect that struggled to take his game to the next level.
FA Barquell Rivers ILB 52 5Sr

Michigan

Rnd Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
3-4 David Molk C 50 5Sr Quick, explosive yet undersized linemen that will get looks from zone blocking teams. Well liked and highly rated in the scouting community, an opinion we don’t share.
3-4 Craig Roh DE 88 3Jr tall, athletic defender who in many ways reminds us of a young Mark Herzlich. Can rush the passer out of a three-point stance and also drop off the line into coverage when necessary.
3-4 Denard Robinson WR 16 3Jr Could be a faster and more explosive version of Antwaan Randle-El yet still really needs to develop his game.
4th Mike Martin DT 68 4Sr Tough, hard working nose tackle that gets the most from his ability. Lacks the great upside yet gives an honest days work and gets results.
4th Patrick Omameh G 65 4Jr Athletic, explosive guard that turns defenders off the line of scrimmage and can get out on the second level then block in motion. Must improve his balance and learn to block with his legs.
4-5 Kenny Demens ILB 25 4Jr Stout, run defending linebacker with a terrific head for the ball. Very good in the box or up the field.
5th Junior Hemingway WR 21 5Sr Nice sized pass catcher with reliable hands that constantly finds a way to make himself an available target.
4th J.T. Floyd CB 12 4Jr
5-6 Kevin Koger TE 86 4Sr Terrific pass catching tight end that shows himself to be a downfield threat. Offers a lot of upside and should thrive in the new Michigan offense.
7th Roy Roundtree WR 12 4Jr Quick, elusive slot receiver type that must show more consistency in his game.
7th Ryan Van Bergen DE 53 5Sr Hard-working defensive lineman with limited upside.
FA Darryl Stonum WR 22 4Sr Solid underneath receiver with reliable hands. Did not take his game to the next level in 2010 as we thought he would.
FA Jordan Kovacs S 32 4Jr Run defending safety best between the numbers.
FA Rocko Khoury C 63 4Jr Underrated backup with good size, strength and explosion.
FA Troy Woolfolk S 29 5Sr
FA Mark Huyge G 72 5Sr Tough, strong lineman that can play a variety of positions. Underrated.