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ESPN's Mel Kiper projects Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas to go late in Round 2, or early in Round 3.

On the "First Draft" podcast, Kiper and Todd McShay discussed how the three highest-rising QBs during the process -- Derek Carr, Tom Savage and Zach Mettenberger, in their estimation -- all had huge arms, and Kiper brought up perhaps the toolsiest prospect, Thomas. The Hokies' star is strangely rarely discussed despite the NFL's obsession with size, speed and arm strength. This kid has those attributes in spades: At 6-foot-6, 250-pounds, Thomas had the fastest QB forty (4.61) at the NFL Combine, the best vertical (35.5''), the best broad-jump (9'10''), and the best throwing velocity at 60 mph (Savage finished second at 57). Thomas might be able to shift to TE if the light never comes on as a signal-caller. Kiper's prediction passes the smell taste, even if many don't think the bulb works.
Apr 17 - 10:52 PM

Virginia Tech CB Kyle Fuller has a pre-draft visit scheduled with the Rams next week.

St. Louis' two first-round picks slot too high to select Fuller, and it's not likely he'd fall to them in the second round, but nobody should complain about due diligence being performed. It's also worth noting that the Rams are shopping the No. 2 pick and figure to be aggressive in moving around the board in May. Perhaps they line up in a slot that befits Fuller's skill, in the latter half of Round 1.
Apr 17 - 6:53 PM

ESPN's Steve Muench writes that Virginia Tech DE James Gayle is "tough against [the] run, showed good range chasing back into flat and good motor."

Muench's observations came after a film study of Gayle's work in the Senior Bowl. We already knew he had a good week back in February, as he impressed Executive Director of the Senior Bowl Phil Savage. "In an understated way, James just finds a way to get involved in the run game and as a pass rusher," Savage said. "He has better than average athletic ability, but plays hard and should be able to make a team in 2014 as a backup."
Apr 12 - 6:58 PM

The Patriots, according to "league wide" feel, will select a QB in May's draft, according to draft insider Tony Pauline.

The Patriots worked out Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas earlier this week, and have brought in higher rated prospects at the position as well, such as Teddy Bridgewater. "They expect to lose Ryan Mallett at the end of next season, hence the interest in Thomas," Pauline wrote. New England's fortunes turned around when they won the lottery on a developmental QB prospect, and the 36-year-old Tom Brady may only have two or three seasons left. Could Bill Belichick and company strike gold once again late in the draft?
Apr 11 - 6:37 PM

The Patriots will work out Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas on Wednesday, according to draft insider Tony Pauline.

Receiver DJ Coles will also be involved in the workout. The Patriots have certainly spent plenty of time with quarterbacks in this draft, which leads us to think they will select one. A big question is if the Patriots will sign Ryan Mallett after his contract is up following the season. If they select a quarterback in the top three-rounds, that is doubtful.
Apr 9 - 12:42 PM

Virginia Tech CB Kyle Fuller had a pre-draft visit with the Bears on Tuesday.

If the Bears pass on Fuller in the middle of the first-round, they probably won't get another shot at him, as the Hokies' star doesn't figure to get beyond the top of the second stanza. NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock believes he's one of the most underrated players in the draft, Scout Inc.'s Todd McShay says he'll be a starter from Day 1, and CBS Sports' Dane Brugler prefers Fuller to Oklahoma State's Justin Gilbert.
Apr 8 - 7:14 PM

Virginia Tech CB Kyle Fuller has official visits scheduled with the Bears, Colts, Bengals, Raiders, Jets and Broncos.

He also has upcoming private workouts scheduled with the Colts and Panthers. Fuller typically slots behind Michigan State's Darqueze Dennard and Oklahoma State's Justin Gilbert as the No. 3 CB on expert's boards. He's expected to go between the late-first and early-second rounds. "I would love to go in the first round -- that's definitely something I've set a goal for," Fuller said. "I'm excited about how everything is going. I just want to continue to be successful. I'm staying focused and working hard. It means a lot to be able to do this and to have my family share the experience with me."
Apr 8 - 6:28 PM

Cardinals coach Bruce Arians worked out Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas on Wednesday.

Arizona is in the market for a developmental QB prospect, and there might not be a more intriguing option than Thomas. The Hokies' signal-caller is, quite simply, athletic Silly Putty begging for learned hands. At 6-foot-6, 250-pounds, Thomas had the fastest QB forty (4.61) at the NFL Combine, the best vertical (35.5''), the best broad-jump (9'10'') and the best throwing velocity at 60 mph (Pitt's Tom Savage finished second at 57 mph). If the light ever comes on, watch out. Some evaluators who have perused his tape, however, will speak with urgent pessimism towards that possibility.
Apr 2 - 8:16 PM

NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah newest published big board saw Virginia Tech CB Kyle Fuller jump up seven spots from No. 39 to 32.

Jeremiah believes Fuller will be a starter from Day 1, and it's difficult to argue. Scout Inc.'s Todd McShay agrees, asserting last month that Fuller will "make an immediate impact." Observed Jeremiah: "Fuller is a tall, rangy cornerback with the tools to play both outside and in the slot. In press coverage, he needs to improve his jam but he has the fluidity to mirror underneath and enough speed to carry vertical routes. In off coverage, he uses a side shuffle, reads through the wideout to the quarterback and shows a burst to close on the ball. He is a firm tackler in run support." NFL Media analyst Mike Mayock calls the Hokies' star one of the most underrated players in the draft.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 1 - 10:54 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler calls Virginia Tech DB Antone Exum's 2012 tape "outstanding."

"Exum seems to be the forgotten man in this CB class," Brugler tweeted, noting durability is the question. We feel Kyle Fuller is the bet talent at corner, but Exum could make the move to safety. His name could be called in the third-round, but a third day pick is more likely.
Mar 31 - 12:52 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler calls Virginia Tech CB Antone Exum "the forgotten man in this CB class."

It makes sense, as injuries ravaged the 2013 campaign of this once hyped prospect. "Outstanding junior tape (21 passes defended)," Brugler tweeted, "durability is the question." Exum's medical history includes a torn ACL and a bum wheel that stole his senior season. He'll drop enough in the draft that the risk inherent to picking a prospect with his health concerns will be mitigated.
Mar 30 - 6:29 PM

NFL Media analyst Charles Davis lists Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas as an alternate option in the second round for the Houston Texans.

"Thomas is a bit of a wild card as a very up-and-down performer -- I'm slotting him in the second round, although more people are comfortable with him as a third-round pick," Davis wrote. "His physical attributes blow you away, and he's also impressing people along the trail with his mental ability. A coach is going to watch him throw and think, "I can do something with this guy," which could move him up draft boards." Thomas put on a absolute show at the combine, and with his ability to impress in meetings and on the chalk board it improves his stock moving forward. The second round could be a little early for Thomas, look for his name to be called on day three of the draft.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 29 - 10:25 AM

Virginia Tech led "AQ" schools with 39 drops by WRs, TEs and RBs in 2013, according to ESPN.

While Logan Thomas made his own set of mistakes, he certainly was not helped by his receiver play. The Virginia Tech passer has generated a bit of a cult following from some in the draft community, with many questioning why a team should select a limited passer rather than one with a very high ceiling. Thomas just has not shown much improvement in the last two seasons, however.
Mar 20 - 11:21 AM

CBS Sports' Bruce Feldman noted interest in Chip Kelly and Jim Harbaugh's attendance at Virginia Tech's pro day to scout Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas.

These are two coaches that Thomas should be dying to play for. Harbaugh, apparently not content with the Blaine Gabbert trade alone, could be looking for a long-term developmental prospect; he's made no secret of his interest in the QBs of the 2014 class while he's made the scouting rounds. If Thomas ever maximized his ability, he'd be downright scary as Kelly's field general in the Eagles' breakneck offense. Because Philadelphia employs Nick Foles and Matt Barkley, Thomas would be assured of the two or three years' development time he'll require.
Mar 19 - 8:06 PM

Philadelphia Eagles defensive coordinator Bill Davis was "all over" Virginia Tech CB Kyle Fuller at the Hokies' pro day, reports draft insider Tony Pauline.

Having addressed the offense by acquiring Darren Sproles and re-signing Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia may turn its attention to defense at No. 22. The leaky secondary requires at least one patch, and Louisville safety Calvin Pryor has been mentioned as another possible first-round target.
Mar 19 - 4:53 PM


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