5 Hokies Selected in 2010 NFL Draft

Former Hokie Jason Worilds was taken in the second round and four others were taken on the third and final day of the 2010 NFL Draft. Worilds was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 52nd overall pick, making him the highest-drafted Hokie since tackle Duane Brown was taken with the 26th pick of the 2008 draft. The Hokies have had 29 players selected in the NFL Draft since moving to the ACC in 2004 including six in the first two rounds.

Jason Worilds, DE - 2nd Round (52nd Overall) - Pittsburgh Steelers

Worilds fits in well with the Steelers' defense and will probably be moved to outside linebacker. He'll play behind 2008 defensive player of the year James Harrison, who will be 32 years old when the season starts. Behind the Steel Curtain likes what it sees in Worlids and expects him to contribute immediately on special teams and eventually be a solid outside linebacker.

Kam Chancellor, FS - 5th Round (133rd Overall) - Seattle Seahawks

After trading Darryl Tapp (and making my No. 55 Tapp Seahawks jersey worthless), the Seahawks again have a Hokie on their roster. Chancellor played out of position at Tech and will probably be moved to strong safety in the NFL. I think that means we'll see a return to the hard-hitting, soul-crushing Chancellor that we saw in 2007 when he was at rover. Field Gulls believes Chancellor will be a steady performer in the NFL, but worries he'll be a liability in coverage.

Ed Wang, OT - 5th Round (140th Overall) - Buffalo Bills

Wang becomes the first Chinese-American selected in the NFL Draft and again puts a Hokie on the Bills roster. Buffalo Rumblings believes Wang is a solid "project pick" and likes the raw physical tools he brings to the Bills. Wang will need to improve his pass-blocking significantly to make it in the NFL.

Brent Bowden, P - 6th Round (172nd Overall) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Just the fact that the Bucs were willing to spend a sixth round pick on a punter tells you that they have high hopes for Bowden. Bowden improved every year he was at Virginia Tech and by the end of his career was one of the best in the nation in my opinion. Bowden is consistent and could have a long NFL career. Buc 'Em likes the hang time and distance Bowden showed on his punts.

Cody Grimm, LB - 7th Round (201th Overall) - Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Former walk-on Cody Grimm was taken in the final round of the draft. It'll be interesting to see if Grimm can make it in the NFL because he's a tweener size-wise between linebacker and safety. There's no questioning his work ethic but he may be too small to be a linebacker or too slow to be a safety. But Kevin McCadam was able to play five seasons in the NFL, so there's no reason Grimm can't. Buc 'Em likes the depth he brings to the roster.

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