View Full Version : Draft prospects- San Francisco Bowl 12/31 Air Force Vs Virginia Tech
Draft Rank - NFL Draft Blitz
7-Lee Suggs/RB/Virginia Tech
70-Anthony Davis/OT/Virginia Tech
73-Willie Pile/S/Virginia Tech
Air Force- No significant seniors
From the top 200 Senior prospects listed by NFL Draft Blitz (http://www.nfldraftblitz.com/top200seniors.htm)
.Lee Suggs-Virginia Tech (http://www.nfldraftblitz.com/srrbprofiles.htm) 1st rd projection
(6-0, 198, estimated 4.42 40 time)
2002 Season Stats: 13 games, 238 carries, 1255 rushing yards, 20 rushing touchdowns /// 11 catches, 126 receiving yards, 2 receiving touchdowns
2001 Season Stats: 1 game, 12 carries, 99 rushing yards, 2 rushing touchdowns
Positives: Very good quickness and acceleration. Sees things well and can effectively locate the cutback lanes. Plays bigger and tougher than his size would indicate. Looks to be a big play threat at the next level.
Negatives: Even though he may play bigger than he is, the fact remains that he lacks ideal running back size. Still raw, needs to work on his pass-catching and blocking skills. Suffered a major knee injury that forced him to miss almost all of the 2001 season.
Overall analysis: Right now Suggs looks to be one of the top senior running backs, but even he is far from a sure thing. He entered the 2001 season as one of the top running backs in the nation, but ended up suffering an ACL injury in Virginia Techís first game and missed the rest of the year. Despite the fact that the injury was very serious, Suggs has shown no ill effects during the 2002 season. Suggs has sprinter speed and has been timed as low as a 4.28 40-yard dash time (pre-injury) on Virginia Techís very fast track. He has a complete package as far as running skills are involved, in addition to his speed he demonstrates good agility, quickness and vision. But Suggs lacks ideal running back size, and has been listed at various weights ranging from 198 to 201 pounds throughout his senior season. Also, he is far from a complete player and really needs to work on things like blocking and catching the ball. If Suggs weighs in at over 205 pounds and runs in the 4.4 area during individual workouts, he will likely carry a solid round one grade and will be the odds-on favorite to be the first senior running back selected. However, if he falls a little short in either the size or speed department, it could cause his draft stock to slightly dropBy: Joseph Coaty-NFL Draft Blitz
Anthony Davis-Virginia Tech (http://www.nfldraftblitz.com/srotprofiles.htm) (6-4, 322, estimated 5.28 40 time)
Positives: Is built low and has a good base. Excellent run blocker who plays with power and can maul the opponent. Is quick and appears to have good athletic ability for his size.
Negatives: Inexperienced and somewhat of an unknown as a pass blocker since he plays in a run oriented offense. Has had streaks of inconsistency in the past. Needs to play with more intensity on a down to down basis.
Overall analysis: After serving as a backup for the majority of his first two seasons at Virginia Tech, Davis stepped into the starting spot at left tackle as a junior. And although he wasnít a force week in and week out, Davis showed flashes and had some solid games against top competition. As a senior, Davis started at left tackle in all of Virginia Techís games, and was named second team All-Big East at the end of the year. Davis is a very good athlete for his size and has considerable upside. He has a good offensive lineman build and is an excellent run blocker who can really get after the opposition. Davis was much improved as a senior, doing a great job in the running game and generally holding his own in pass protection. But even though he did a good job in pass-protection in 2002, he still must improve and be more consistent in this area. There were also some times when Davis didnít seem to be playing with maximum intensity on a down to down basis, so heíll need to show more focus and aggressiveness on every play. Even though Davis played left tackle each of the last two seasons, many project him inside to a guard position. In the end, right guard may end up being Davisí NFL position, but it would not surprise me to see this player line up at tackle in the NFL. Currently Davis projects as a later round pick, and I feel that this player has the chance to be a potential steal if he is selected in the later portion of the draft.
By: Joseph Coaty-NFL Draft Blitz
12-31-2002, 07:59 PM
Mel, wrong team...that's Virginia...It's Air Force and Virginia Tech.
12-31-2002, 10:02 PM
Willie Pile (http://www.nfldraftblitz.com/srsprofiles.htm)
-3, 211, estimated 4.56 40 time)
2001 Season Stats: 11 games, 94 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 4 interceptions, 6 passes broken up, 2 fumble recoveries
Positives: Possesses good size for a safety. Does a nice job of anticipating and will make plays when the ball is in the air. Shows good range on the football field.
Negatives: Will miss some tackles in the open field. Needs to be a more physical player. May not be as good of an athlete as he is given credit for.
Overall analysis: Pile is a solid safety prospect that has pretty good upside and could become a better player than he currently is. Pile has great size for a safety, but could become a more physical player. He doesnít appear to have great athletic ability, but he still seems to cover a lot of ground on the football field and plays the ball well when it is in the air. He does his best work when he is patrolling the deep middle, and would be an ideal free safety when projecting him to the next level. The one area that Pile really needs to work on is his tackling in the open field. Currently Pile is grading out in the fourth or fifth round area
By: Joseph Coaty-NFL Draft Blitz
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