Scouting the ACC - Wake Forest

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Tony Pauline

Draft Analyst Writer

Wake Forest has a lot of underrated talent on both sides of the ball. The type of talent that will help a college team win eight games and goes on to have long careers at the next level.

Tackle Justin Herron has been a favorite of mine the past two seasons. Playing the left side, he blocks with terrific fundamentals, displays the ability to slide off the edge and effectively blocks in motion. He’s not a big-bodied mauler, but I could definitely see Herron starting in a zone-blocking scheme on Sundays at tackle or guard.

Phillip Haynes has a contrasting style, as he’s a powerful small-area lineman who dominates opponents at the point of attack.

Junior wideout Scotty Washington has outstanding size, which he plays to. The big-bodied receiver catches the ball well and comes with a good degree of upside.

Keep an eye on Amari Henderson, an opportunistic corner with nice length, excellent speed and a nose for the ball. If Henderson takes his play to the next level and improves his fundamentals, he’ll sneak up on people as former teammate Jessie Bates did just a few months ago.

The other defensive back to watch is safety Cameron Glenn. Unrated by scouts entering the season, he’s done nothing but make positive plays the past two years.

NFL Prospects from Wake Forest

Grade

Round

Full Name

Pos

Year

#

3.63

3rd

Justin Herron

T

5Sr

75

3.42

5th

Scotty Washington

WR

4Jr

7

3.36

6th

Phillip Haynes

G

5Sr

74

3.35

6th

Amari Henderson

CB

4Jr

10

3.27

7th

Essang Bassey

CB

3Jr

21

3.05

FA

Cameron Glenn

S

5Sr

2

3.00

FA

Ryan Anderson

C

5Sr

70

2.80

FA

Cortez Lewis

WR

5Sr

15

2.74

FA

Willie Yarbary

DT

5Sr

48