NFL Draft '07: Scouting Wake Forest 

A competitive program who occasionally sneaks into the post season, the Demon Deacons return a talented squad with several top NFL prospects from the defensive side of the ball. 

With record setting running back Chris Barclay trying to make an NFL roster, the ball will be handed to Micah Andrews this season.  Andrews possesses size and in the end may be a better prospect for the next level than Barclay.  Receiver Nate Morton is a good-sized pass catcher with reliable hands and free agent material who could make an NFL roster as a fifth receiver.  Steve Vallos has been productive at tackle yet is a limited athlete with a marginal size.  Another free agent, Vallos is likely to be tried at guard on the next level. 

The defensive back seven offers a pair of players that the NFL is closely monitoring. Junior linebacker Jon Abbate is a physical, hard-working player constantly around the ball. Instinctive, he quickly diagnoses the action and could be effective in a one-gap scheme. Safety Josh Gattis is a well-sized defensive back very aggressive in run support. Disciplined with assignments, Gattis will get middle round consideration next April. Teammate Patrick Ghee flashes ability at safety and has potential as a dime back.

Wake Forest Prospect List

 Name Pos Year #
Jon Abbate ILB 4Jr 5
Micah Andrews RB 4Jr 3
Josh Gattis S 5Sr 22
Patrick Ghee S 5Sr 30
Nate Morton WR 5Sr 83
Steve Vallos G 5Sr 75

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