NFL Draft '07: Scouting West Virginia 

The Mountaineers come off a tremendous campaign which saw them win a conference championship and BCS game. Much is expected from the Mountaineers as the team returns several top seniors, all of them NFL-prospects.

Center Dan Mozes has been productive throughout college and is a versatile lineman who can be used at several interior blocking positions. Attacking assignments, Mozes blocks with good lean and displays quickness in all aspects of his game. He offers marginal playing strength and is not a dominator in the middle but is a solid developmental prospect at guard or center. Likewise Jeremy Sheffey is also a nasty lineman who gets movement at the point of attack. A marginal athlete, Sheffey is unlikely to be drafted yet is a free-agent prospect with a real opportunity to make an NFL roster. Receiver Brandon Myles is a well-sized pass catcher effective as a possession receiver. A developing prospect, Myles could break into the late rounds with a good senior campaign.

Two players stand out as NFL-prospects in the Mountaineer back seven. Kevin McLee is an explosive linebacker with terrific first step quickness. Displaying good lateral speed, McLee is constantly around the ball making positive plays. Not efficient the takes a lot of missteps and must do better job protecting himself but will get middle round consideration. Eric Wicks is an underrated defensive back and a safety who plays heads up football. Hard-hitting, Wicks stays with assignments and does a nice job diagnosing the action. Struggling with his back to the ball he looks best suited for a two-deep system and carries a middle-round grade.

West Virginia Prospect List

Full Name Pos # Year
Keilen Dykes DT 96 3Jr
Jay Henry ILB 42 5Sr
Kevin McLee OLB 43 5Sr
Dan Mozes C 76 5Sr
Brandon Myles WR 7 5Sr
Jeremy Sheffey G 65 5Sr
Eric Wicks S 41 4Sr


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