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Offense: Cedric Peerman. I was very disappointed with him last year ... as I had thought he might break out. Now, granted, he's run well against Duke and UNC this year, neither of which figure to be top echelon defenses last I checked. That said, he's showing some of the vision and poise that I thought was there his freshman year, and might be another "small" UVA RB worth following. I mean, if I was truly picking a favorite, I'd probably pick Branden Albert, as he's a nasty OG and might be what Elton Brown should've been. Actually, maybe Will Barker would be up there, as I think he might be a good OL guy to watch, not as a top of the board type, but more as a mid-rounder.
Defense: Jeff Fitzgerald. Next year will be huge for him. he has Chris Long to ease the pressure now, so we'll have to wait and see how he does as the man. But he's got a bigger frame than Long, and is a reportedly better athlete. He fell off the radar, scouting wise, due to injury, I believe. Here's a guy who might be say, Chris Canty with better athleticism. Maybe a Darren Howard with better athelticism. There's a lot of upside here, but he has to develop big next year, with Long gone. I think Nate Lyles is a personal favorite, but scouting wise, he's a likely late rounder, if at all. I like him for the way he bounced back after injury, and his hard charging attitude. Antonio Appleby and Clint Sintim are both intriguing as well, as they lack the top level athleticism and name of the previous generation (the Blackstock/Brooks/Parham trio), but they are productive hard-nosed guys who produce.