Scouting the Chick-fil-A Bowl for NFL Talent

December 30, 8PM EST, ESPN: A solid match-up between a pair of teams coming off disappointing campaigns. And like the programs, several highly rated prospects from both rosters failed to live up to expectations this year.

Georgia vs. Virginia Tech
ESPN, 8:00 P.M.


Name Pos # Yr Rnd Comments
Sean Bailey WR 4 4Sr 6/7 Shows flashes but little consistency.  Has not played this year.
Tra Battle S 25 4Sr FA Small safety with marginal cover skills.
Thomas Brown RB 20 3Jr 5/6
Undersized runner who could fit in as a third-down back at the next level.
Gordon Ely-Kelso P 95 5Sr 5/6 Big legged punter who can directional kick.
Ray Gant DT 90 5Sr FA Small defender who'll struggle to make a roster at the next level.
Daniel Inman T 72 5Sr 6/7 Tall, size-prospect that has been durable on the college level.  More of a finesse blocker and must take his game a step higher.
Jarvis Jackson ILB 45 4Sr 6/7 Smallish linebacker with some potential for a one-gap defense.
Charles Johnson DE 99 3Jr 2/3 Terrific pass rusher coming off a great season.  Setting himself up nicely for the '08 draft.
Nick Jones C 70 4Sr FA Hard-working, versatile interior blocker who could find a home on an NFL roster as an inexpensive utility lineman.
Brandon Miller OLB 12 3Jr 5/6 Athletic junior who did not take the next step this season.
Martrez Milner TE 87 5Sr 4/5 Outstanding athlete with terrific size/speed numbers yet an average football player.
Quentin Moses DE 94 5Sr 1st Highly rated prospect coming off a disappointing campaign.  Skated through his senior season and as a result dropping down draft boards.
Ken Shackleford T 79 4Sr 7th Wide bodied blocker who moves well about the field.  Plays tackle in college but could project to guard at the next level.
Brannan Southerland FB 36 3So 4/5 Hard-working, blue collar fullback.  Does the little things well.
Tony Taylor OLB 43 4Sr 4/5 Reliable linebacker with a complete game.  Showed improvement as a senior.
Danny Wheeler OLB N 4Sr 6/7 Nice sized linebacker that's never lived up to expectations.


Virginia Tech

Name Pos # Yr Rnd Comments
Xavier Adibi OLB 11 4Jr 4/5 Athletic linebacker effective defending the run or pass.
Jesse Allen FB 37 5Sr FA True lead blocker that must take his game to another level.
Noland Burchette DE 96 5Sr 6/7 Undersized college end who could be a situational pass rusher at the next level.
David Clowney WR 87 4Sr 3rd Thin wide out with game breaking speed.  Reliable and tough but never produced at a high level.
Brandon Frye G 74 5Sr 6/7 Athletic blocker out of position at tackle.  Needs a lot of work yet a solid developmental prospect.
Vince Hall OLB 9 4Jr 1/2 Terrific linebacker who forces the action.  Could start at a number of linebacker positions.
Josh Hyman WR 19 4Jr 6/7 Over-aged prospect with reliable hands.
Danny McGrath C 69 5Sr FA
Hard working prospect with limited upside.
Josh Morgan WR 2 3Jr 3/4 Nice sized prospect who can be a dominant third down/red zone target.
Aaron Rouse S 36 5Sr 2/3
Physically gifted safety coming off a terrible senior campaign.
Eddie Royal WR 4 3Jr 3/4 Elusive receiver who impacts the game returning punts.  Potential number three in the NFL.


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