Not a great night in sports for me last night in sports. MLB: I had Chicago....enough said there. NBA: My three team eight point teaser goes 2-1 and all three games were blowouts, only problem was the Warriors were one of the blow out victims (at HOME) ....Argg. I do go 2-1 in start up par play in NHL last night, still not a good night. Congrats to winners and back later with some plays for today.
These are the school's prospects for the 2013 NFL Draft by status * - denotes 2014 prospect ** - denotes 2015 prospect.
This page was last updated April 13, 2013. Follow me @walterfootball for updates.
Oday Aboushi, OT, Virginia
Height: 6-5. Weight: 308. Arm: 33.78. Hand: 10 1/2. 40 Time: 5.45. Projected Round (2013): 5-6. 4/13/13: Aboushi struggled in the Senior Bowl. He was especially beaten via power and physicality. While other tackles have helped themselves since end of the season, Aboushi's stock has fallen. He had a disappointing Combine performance with a slow 40 and a weak performance on the bench press (17 reps) as well.
Even though Virginia struggled this year, Aboushi played well. He looked good against Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, North Carolina and TCU.
Aboushi has improved his run blocking while being rock solid as a pass-protector. He is very quick on the edge. Aboushi has no problem getting depth in his drops to negate speed rushes.
8/23/12: Aboushi has plus athletic ability to serve as a blind-side protector. It looks like he has the quickness and length to be a good pass-blocker for the passing-driven NFL.
Aboushi has quick feet and is a natural left tackle. He also is a decent run-blocker with some power and mobility. Aboushi could have been a top-60 pick if he had entered the 2012 NFL Draft, and he should only get better as this year.
Aboushi could rise high in the 2013 class and comes from a school that has produced a lot of offensive tackle talent. The senior still needs to get more consistent. Sometimes he is dominant and looks like the complete package; othertimes, he gets beat and shows sloppy technique. Aboushi could use more strength and 10-15 pounds of muscle. He definitely would fit best in a zone-blocking scheme that emphasizes athleticism and movement skills.
Steve Greer, ILB, Virginia
Height: 6-2. Weight: 230. Projected 40 Time: 4.71. Projected Round (2013): 5-7. 4/6/13: Greer was very productive in 2012. He ended up with 122 tackles, 7.5 tackles for a loss, two sacks and six passes broken up. However, Greer did not have an impact against Georgia Tech as the Hornets put up 56 points on the Cavaliers. He had a great game in the season finale against Virginia Tech with 19 tackles.
Greer helped his draft stock by playing well at the East-West Shrine.
8/31/12: Greer is a quality, but undersized, middle linebacker. The junior had 103 tackles, six tackles for a loss and two sacks last year. He was second on the team win tackles in 2010, making 59 along with 5.5 tackles for a loss.
Greer has to maintain his production and gain some weight in order to be a middle linebacker in the NFL. He has his senior year to show improvement. Greer will have to move to outside linebacker if he can't gain 15-20 pounds.