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Virginia senior CB Demetrious Nicholson had an interception in Saturday's win against Kent State.

Nicholson, who suffered a season-ending injury in the fifth game last season, secured his first pick of the 2014 campaign. Over the summer, CBS Sports' Derek Stephens wrote that Nicholson's "quickness and natural cover skills could earn him a spot on an NFL roster as a nickel option." In his last fully-healthy season, Nicholson tied for the ACC lead with 15 passes defensed in 2012, and finished fourth on the Cavs with 56 tackles.
Sep 28 - 3:51 PM

Virginia junior DE Eli Harold "shows the necessary athleticism to get consideration at both defensive end and outside linebacker," writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

Harold's consistent pressure -- he had two sacks and a pair of tackles for loss -- helped the Cavs upset Louisville on Saturday and snap an ACC winless streak of almost two years. "Late in the fourth quarter Harold registered his second sack of the game that put Louisville in a third and 20 situation which eventually forced the Cardinals to punt the ball, sealing victory for UVA," Pauline wrote. "Harold is a natural pass rusher whose game has been moving north the past two seasons. On film he shows the necessary athleticism to get consideration at both defensive end and outside linebacker." Pauline saw Harold as a preseason Rds. 3-4 prospect, writing in late August that he was "on the fringe of being a top 75 pick and could move higher with a big season and solid pre-daft workouts, assuming he opts for the NFL."
Sep 16 - 6:52 PM

Virginia senior S Anthony Harris intercepted a pass in Saturday's upset win over Louisville.

It was Will Gardner's first interception of the season, as well as Harris' first pick of the year. The Cavaliers already have 38 points off turnovers this year after finished with only 13 total in 2013. Harris, of course, rode a nation-leading eight-interceptions in 2013 to the preseason Walter Camp Player of the Year Watch List. If he proves last year wasn't a fluke, he could go as high as the first round.
Sep 13 - 7:36 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline sees Virginia junior DE Eli Harold as a preseason Rds. 3-4 prospect.

As you're about to see, Pauline is much higher on the prospect than he is on the prospect's team -- or the prospect's coaches. "I’d be shocked if there’s not a coaching change at Virginia after the season but as bad as the team may turn out to be, Eli Harold is worth watching," the expert wrote. "He’s an undersized but athletic defensive end who makes plays up the field or laterally. Harold’s film oozes quickness, explosion and the ability to force the action. He’s presently on the fringe of being a top 75 pick and could move higher with a big season and solid pre-daft workouts, assuming he opts for the NFL."
Aug 23 - 5:13 PM

CBS Sports' Derek Stephens believes Virginia senior S Brandon Phelps' versatility will help him reach the NFL.

Phelps has started at both corner and safety during his time on campus. He's also an able special teamer. "Phelps' versatility and special teams experience could give him a shot at competing for a roster spot at the next level, but he'll need to be a bigger factor in terms of making plays on the ball as a senior (0 career INTs)," Stephens wrote. The 6-foot, 185-pounder runs a 4.49 forty.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 17 - 6:54 PM

Virginia senior CB Demetrious Nicholson's "quickness and natural cover skills could earn him a spot on an NFL roster as a nickel option," writes CBS Sports' Derek Stephens.

Nicholson suffered a season-ending injury in the fifth game last season. Prior to that, he had played in 96 percent of UVA's defensive snaps since he stepped onto campus as a true freshman. "Nicholson's quickness and natural cover skills could earn him a spot on an NFL roster as a nickel option, if he's able to fully rebound from the injury and put up a strong senior campaign," Stephens wrote. Nicholson tied for the ACC lead with 15 passes defensed in 2012, and finished fourth on the Cavs with 56 tackles.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 17 - 5:20 PM

Virginia senior RB Kevin Parks "could certainly be worthy of consideration in the mid-to-late rounds next spring," according to CBS Sports' Derek Stephens.

Parks enters his final season of eligibility as the school's No. 8 all-time rusher with 2,474 career yards. Coming off a 1,031 yards, 11 rushing touchdown and 38 reception campaign, Parks was named to the Doak Walker Award Watch List over the summer. "Though possessing a smaller frame, Parks runs with exceptional vision and anticipation, and utilizes low position, toughness and good balance to bounce off defenders and extend plays," Stephens wrote. "He has exceptional break-down and make-you-miss ability in the open field, demonstrating suddenness from a stop and out of cuts, and gets up to full speed quickly with a strong first step. As a receiver, Parks displays good route running, soft hands and nice burst upfield after the grab. Lack of ideal size and home run speed are the biggest knocks on Parks."
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 17 - 2:29 PM

Virginia senior S Anthony Harris must "prove that his junior year was no fluke" if he is to garner first-round consideration in the spring, writes CBS Sports' Derek Stephens.

Harris rode a nation-leading eight-interceptions in 2013 to the preseason Walter Camp Player of the Year Watch List. "At 6-foot-1, Harris has a lean, wiry frame with long arms and nice proportion throughout," Stephens wrote. "He makes good breaks on the ball with a strong first step despite his long-striding run style, and has quick hips and a 2nd gear to recover over the top when plays go vertical. He possesses exceptional ball skills, body control and soft hands to be a constant turnover threat, and provides instincts and physicality to play the run in the box. He will get tied up in space at times, particularly when asked to stop and change direction in the open field, as he tends to waste some motion and struggles to generate any suddenness moving laterally. Harris' natural coverage ability and knack for making game-changing plays, along with the versatility to man up on the outside or play from the box make him the prototypical safety prospect for today's NFL."
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 17 - 1:23 PM

Virginia senior S Anthony Harris is on NFL scouts' radars due to his ball hawking ability, writes NFL.com's Bucky Brooks.

"Based on his production and spectacular play, Harris is squarely in the cross hairs of scouts looking for an impact player in the middle of the field," wrote Brooks. "The Virginia standout led the nation last season with 8 interceptions, which is certainly an impressive number for a defender playing on a team that rarely held a lead. If Harris can display better physicality and toughness as a deep-middle defender, he can solidify his status as a top prospect at the position." The first-team all-ACC selection, also named an All-American by Sports Illustrated, tallied 80 tackles in 2013. Harris is one of the top early 2015 NFL safety prospects, according to NFL.com's Gil Brandt, who called him an "excellent athlete."
Source: NFL.com
Jun 4 - 9:33 PM

Virginia senior S Anthony Harris is one of the top early 2015 draft safety prospects, according to NFL.com's Gil Brandt.

"Harris is an excellent athlete who played quarterback in high school," Brandt wrote. As a junior strong safety in 2013, Harris led the nation with eight interceptions while making 80 tackles. The first-team all-ACC selection was named an All-American by Sports Illustrated.
Source: NFL.com
May 19 - 7:52 PM

Virginia freshman DL Andrew Brown has offseason surgery to repair a turf toe issue, according to CBS Sports' Jeremy Fowler.

Brown will be ready for fall practice. The freshman was the 2013 Gatorade National Player of the Year and Virginia's top recruit. He should compete for immediate playing time with the Cavaliers.
May 14 - 11:31 AM

Jaguars selected Virginia C Luke Bowanko with the No. 205 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Bowanko is a three year starter, seeing extended time at right guard, left guard and center. The Jaguars showed interest during the process despite Bowanko being snubbed from major all star games. He could be a swing reserve interior offensive lineman.
May 10 - 5:05 PM

Ravens selected Virginia DT Brent Urban with the No. 134 overall pick in the 2014 draft.

Urban (6-foot-6 5/8, 295) was a two-year starter at UVA, finishing his career with 16.5 tackles for loss and three sacks. He made All-ACC honorable mention as a senior. Urban is a classic five-technique prospect with lengthy 34 1/4-inch arms, but lacks explosive athleticism and will probably never become a high-impact pass rusher. Urban's length, "country" strength, and ability to bat down passes at the line of scrimmage have earned him comparisons to a poor man's J.J. Watt.
May 10 - 2:32 PM

Redskins selected Virginia OT Morgan Moses with the No. 66 overall pick in the 2014 draft.

Moses (6-foot-6 1/8, 314) made 43 starts for the Cavaliers, 12 at left tackle, 30 at right tackle, and one at right guard. He was UVA's left tackle as a senior, yielding only two sacks. Moses measured in with vine-like 35 3/8-inch arms at the Combine, running 5.35 with a 21 1/2-inch vertical. Despite athletic limitations, Moses has a chance to stay on the blindside in the pros because of his length. He projects as likely NFL starter, albeit with some bust risk. There's a concerning amount of stiffness to Moses' game, he's a disinterested run blocker, and he has a reputation for laziness. The Redskins will ask Moses to play right away, likely at right tackle.
May 9 - 9:39 PM

Miami does not have a first-round grade on Virginia T Morgan Moses, according to the Miami Herald.

Trusted beat reporter Adam Beasley reports that the Dolphins, who badly need a starting RT, have first-round grades on just five offensive tackles: Notre Dame's Zack Martin, Michigan's Taylor Lewan, Texas A&M's Jake Matthews, Auburn's Greg Robinson and Tennessee's Ja’Wuan James. "In their eyes, there’s a drop-off to the next level, which includes Virginia’s Morgan Moses," Beasley wrote. ESPN's Todd McShay calls Moses "one of the 15 best players in the draft."
Apr 27 - 8:18 PM


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