Saturday, December 27, 2014

2015 NFL Draft: Military Bowl Scouting Preview – Cincinnati vs. Virginia Tech

After a 2-3 start to the season, Cincinnati won their last seven games to finish 9-3 and 7-1 in the AAC. While the Bearcats enter the Military Bowl hot, Virginia Tech needed a win over Virginia in their final game to become bowl eligible. Even with that victory, the Hokies have lost four of their last six games, including a 6-3 double-OT loss to Wake Forest on Nov. 22.

While this year’s Military Bowl doesn’t feature any legitimate top-100 prospects, each team has a few players that could attract attention from NFL teams in the later rounds. 

Virginia Tech

Detrick Bonner, S, #8
Tasked mostly with playing centerfield for the Hokies, Bonner shows the skills to make an impact against the run and the pass. The 6-0, 195-pound safety comes up quickly in run support, but has a tendency to overpursue plays and doesn’t always break down effectively. His light frame is a detriment to his tackling ability, as most of the time he slides down to the ballcarrier’s legs to take them down.

Read the rest at Optimum Scouting

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