Scouting the ACC: Georgia Tech

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

The Yellow Jackets' recent draft history has been a little strange. Over the past 10 years, the program has had just three players selected in the first round. Two of them happen to be fringe Hall of Fame receiver Calvin Johnson and five-time Pro Bowler Demaryius Thomas. Compared to those two, the future is bleak for Georgia Tech prospects.

Brant Mitchell is a tough, instinctive linebacker who sells out to make plays. Taking proper angles, he’s efficient and shows ability in pursuit. Offering average size and speed, Mitchell presently grades as a last-round pick.

Senior receiver Ricky Jeune does not show up on the lists scouts carry with them despite the potential he brings. Jeune offers solid size and enough speed to play on Sundays.

His production has been spotty, which is understandable in the Tech offense, and Jeune is very rough around the edges. Yet if he pulls it together as a senior in 2017, he could move into the late rounds.

At the very least Jeune should be signed as a free agent after the draft.