Jan 25, 2014; Mobile, AL, USA; North squad quarterback Logan Thomas of Virginia Tech (3) takes a long snap against the South squad during the first quarter at Ladd-Peebles Stadium. Mandatory Credit: John David Mercer-USA TODAY Sports
The 2014 NFL Combine is not too fary away and announcements were recently made about which 2014 NFL Draft prospects would be invited to this big event in Indianapolis. The Virginia Tech Hokies once again will be represented at Lucas Oil Stadium with QB Logan Thomas, DE James Gayle, and CB Kyle Fuller all being invited to participate in the 2014 NFL Combine. All three of these players could go within the first two days of the 2014 NFL Draft and now have a chance to improve their draft stock though all three of them will want to avoid a bad combine.
Logan Thomas probably has the most to gain at the 2014 NFL Combine as Thomas has a big arm that scouts love but his inconsistent collegiate performance has scouts seeing Thomas as a project that right now would go as early as the third round at best. Thomas will have to show that not only he has the big time arm but that he also has the consistent accuracy that is necessary to survive let alone thrive at the next level. A big time performance at the 2014 NFL Combine for Thomas should put him in the first two days of the 2014 NFL Draft but a disappointing performance will cause Thomas to slide to day three almost certainly.
Kyle Fuller and James Gayle don’t have nearly as much to gain or lose as Thomas at the 2014 NFL Combine but both have a chance to improve their draft stock. Kyle Fuller will get his chance to show that he is fully healthy and a player that was one of the top 10 to 12 cornerbacks in college football this past year. James Gayle has tons of upside with his size and a strong NFL Combine could allow him to push for a second round spot or possibly be a borderline first round pick due to his impressive potential with his size. Both of these guys seem likely to go within the first three rounds but strong NFL Combine performances can help both of these men out a lot.