Four receivers are presently considered NFL
material with one coming from the senior class.
David Clowney is not real big or very fast rather a reliable pass
catcher who consistently makes positive plays.
Clowney displays an excellent sense of
timing and possesses soft hands.
He also gets the job done blocking and will be a solid middle round
choice next April. Junior Josh Morgan is a solid combination of size and speed.
Showing flashes of ability, he offers terrific upside and a breakout
season will elevate his draft ranking significantly.
Eddie Royal is a smallish yet quick footed wide out
effective running after the reception and producing as a return specialist.
Josh Hyman is consistent and a prospect who could eventually find
his way onto an NFL roster as a fifth wide out.
The Virginia Tech defense is strong from
start to finish and offers several good prospects.
Senior Noland Burchette displays speed off the edge as a pass
rusher and is a solid athlete that can be dropped off the line on zone blitzes.
Undersized, Burchette is handled by a single blocker and will get consideration as a rush linebacker in a thirty-four defense.
Junior Vince Hall is an underrated player and a prospect with
potential at several linebacker spots. Quickly
filling gaps up the field in run defense, Hall displays good instincts and is effective in coverage. He projects as both a weak side linebacker in a
conventional defense or on the inside for thirty-four alignment.
Xavier Adibi is another forceful linebacker from the junior class.
Displaying a burst of closing speed Adibi makes plays sideline to
sideline and offers excellent size. Senior
Aaron Rouse is one of the better free safeties in the nation.
Displaying top instincts Rouse shows solid ball skills and is a
willing volunteer in run support. Already
a first day prospect Rouse could move into the draft's initial forty five
selections should he show well in events such as the Senior Bowl.
Virginia Tech Prospect List