Wake Forest dominated Old Dominion 42-10 on Friday night. ODU was never really in it.
Let’s look at the 2022 NFL Draft prospects from this game, mostly from the Demon Deacons.
WAKE FOREST DEMON DEACONS
6 CB Ja’Sir Taylor Sr 5-10 185
Taylor played both the slot and outside. The interception Taylor had was a gift but he returned it 47 yards. He blazed by the ODU kick coverage unit on his way to a 99-yard touchdown. His versatility will be key for him going forward.
79 G Sean Maginn Sr 6-3 298
50 OT Zach Tom Jr 6-5 305
These two were fun to watch. They made running the ball to the left side easy. Zach Tom did a tremendous job sealing off the edge for Christian Beal-Smith’s 48-yard TD. I question his arm length. Sean Maginn is a bully and pancaked Monarch defenders more than once. I think they are both draftable prospects.
1 RB Christian Beal-Smith Jr 5-10 201
Beal-Smith does a good job planting his foot and turning upfield. He showed good acceleration getting around the bend. CBS finished with 74 yards rushing and two scores.
23 TE Brandon Chapman Sr 6-5 249
If Chapman played, he had little impact. I never saw him on the field.
7 WR Donavon Greene rSO 6-2 198
Greene was not listed on the two-deep before the game and likely did not play.
5 WR Jaquarii Roberson Sr 6-1 182
Roberson is productive and has strong hands. He snatched away a ball from a defender on a goal-line fade for a TD. Roberson was targeted 10 times, catching six, for 42 yards and the aforementioned score.
4 K Nick Sciba Jr 5-9 188
Sciba was 6/6 on extra points.
OLD DOMINION MONARCHS
4 QB Stone Smartt Sr 6-4 232
Smartt is listed as a QB here because he was before tonight. After losing a three-way QB battle in fall camp, Smartt has now seemingly embraced the Taysom Hill role. He had two carries for a handful of yards. Smartt caught three passes for 26 yards and he also returned two kicks for 52 yards. With his size, he could easily add another 10-15 pounds and become a move tight end.