McShay doesn’t rate Nesbitt

Georgia Tech quarterback Joshua Nesbitt didn’t make Todd McShay’s list of rated players for next year’s NFL draft.

McShay, a talent evaluator/draft analyst, for Scouts Inc., has three Yellow Jacket seniors listed among his top 150 players: B-back Anthony Allen, cornerback Mario Butler and middle linebacker Brad Jefferson.

Of the three, he rates Allen the highest, but his grade of 52 means he’s likely a mid-round draft pick. He grades Butler as a 43 and Jefferson as a 34.

His take on Allen:

Allen has a very good combination of size, burst and competitiveness as a runner.

His take on Butler:

Butler has enough size potential and natural agility to develop into a sub-package contributor in the NFL.

His take on Jefferson:

Jefferson looks the part physically and is a solid tackle-to-tackle run stopper coming off a productive junior campaign.

To read McShay’s complete evaluation of all three players you will need to register as an ESPN insider.

North Carolina defensive end Robert Quinn (95) and Virginia cornerback Ras-I Dowling (93) were the two highest-rated players from the ACC, which led all conferences with 43 players on McShay’s list. Tech will face 31 players on McShay’s list this season.

Nesbitt passed and rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each category last season, and was responsible for 28 touchdowns. He is considered a darkhorse contender for the Heisman Trophy this season, after leading the Yellow Jackets to the ACC championship last season.

Before August’s practices, Nesbitt said he hasn’t given too much thought to his NFL potential yet.

In other NFL news, former Tech running back Jonathan Dwyer is struggling in his first rookie camp with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

171 comments Add your comment

the real Old Gold

August 23rd, 2010
12:35 pm

saban

August 23rd, 2010
12:36 pm

When Nesbitt wins the Heisman things will change.

Great player, Big heart,

the real Old Gold

August 23rd, 2010
12:36 pm

Pre-season ratings, rankings, all-america/conference lists are easily the largest single waste of sports media time and energy.

GIVE ME A BREAK

August 23rd, 2010
12:37 pm

Just another pre-season opinion. Let’s play.

Jack this

August 23rd, 2010
12:45 pm

who cares what that self appointed know it all thinks, probably never played a down of football in his life..wow just like the dogbreaths running their mouths on here

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater

August 23rd, 2010
12:49 pm

i can’t even remember the last time a GT QB was drafted by the NFL. Nesbitt is a good QB, not a heisman candidate and a possible NFL QB. IMO, GT has NFL success in the RBs/WRs/LBs positions. QB- not so much.

dawgfacedboy

August 23rd, 2010
12:51 pm

Brian

August 23rd, 2010
12:51 pm

Wonder if there is a wildcat option for him in the NFL. Just because he doesn’t have the best arm doesn’t mean he isn’t an NFL caliber athlete.

Mark

August 23rd, 2010
12:51 pm

An option QB not high on the NFL lists???? SHOCKER!!!!

ty webb

August 23rd, 2010
12:51 pm

and the sky is blue.

NEsbitt for Heisman????

August 23rd, 2010
12:52 pm

BWAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!! I needed that on a Monday!!!!!!

CraZyTRaDeMaN

August 23rd, 2010
12:54 pm

Dr. Kenneth Noisewater…. Hamilton was drafted in 2000.

macrotech

August 23rd, 2010
12:54 pm

dawgfacedboy, I bet you don’t look too good….just a hunch!

Dr. Phil

August 23rd, 2010
12:56 pm

Winning the Heisman Trophy doesn’t mean making an NFL roster! Better make the best use of the books!

CLARK CO. PD

August 23rd, 2010
12:56 pm

BWAHAHAHAH WTF is that the noise your sheep makes when bulldozing her?

gtm

August 23rd, 2010
12:58 pm

Nesbitt just isn’t a good enough passer to have much pro potential as a QB. I wonder if he would be more successful trying to make it as a RB. I think he’s been great for GT and the system being run, but I can’t see him playing QB in the NFL at all. I hate to compare him to someone as lowly as Reggie Ball, but Nesbitt’s passing sometimes gave me flashbacks to that era. Sorry Josh(ua).

CJ

August 23rd, 2010
12:59 pm

I honestly don’t think Nesbitt can be anything but a QB in the NFL. I don’t see him fitting well as a RB or a WR. Looks like a UFL or Arena League player to me. Hope he finishes his degree.

Kirk Frentz

August 23rd, 2010
1:02 pm

Nesbitt, Nesbitt… ah yes he plays for the Wake Forest Yellow Jackets.
Heck of a running back who can pitch the pigskin.

CMS

August 23rd, 2010
1:04 pm

Nesbitt will make the NFL….maybe not as a QB (unless he plays lights out this year) but he’s definitely worthy of a draft pick and will make an NFL roster. Why? To begin he passes the eye test. The man is simply built Ford Tough. Secondly, he possess NFL speed. Is he a burner…no. But he can keep up with the pace of the game. Modest passing numbers will keep his name out of the Heisman talk but, if you beleive his modest passing numbers will keep him from the NFL then you’re a nerd (regardless of collegiate affiliation) that doesn’t know football. Simply put the man wins football games…check his record.

GT Alum

August 23rd, 2010
1:04 pm

Mark, Nesbitt was actually recruited by Gailey to be a pro-style quarterback. And Joe Hamilton and Reggie Ball weren’t option quarterbacks. Hamilton was considered too small, and, like Reggie, when given the option to throw, Nesbitt hasn’t shown great accuracy. Honestly, so far, Nesbitt has basically been a bigger, tougher version of Ball, and the system he’s played in takes advantage of those strengths. It sounds like he’ll get more chances to throw the ball this year, so it will be interesting to see how he performs in those opportunities.

However, the fact that he’s not really considered a top NFL prospect doesn’t come as a surprise to much of anyone. If you puppies really think you’re going to get under our skin with that little piece of info, you’re as dumb as Tech fans make fun of you for being.

Can You Dig It

August 23rd, 2010
1:08 pm

Does it suprise anyone that the NFL is not high on Nesbitt?…come on…no QB that wants an NFL carreer will ever be looked at by the NFL if he plays football at Tech in that gimmic offense they run. Look whats happened to their running back Dwyer…..no love from the NFL. If you want to play with the big boys you gotta play big boy football and Tech is still running a junior high offense…..Can You Dig It

GT Anchorage

August 23rd, 2010
1:08 pm

What would be wrong with the UFL or Arena football? If he wants to continue to play football, he may have to go there. He would make more money than most of us playing in those leagues.

It definitely depends on where he is at the end of this season. If he has a better year this year, he will move up onto that board.

Ree Roe

August 23rd, 2010
1:09 pm

It’s not a surprise & even most nerd fans probably aren’t shocked by this news. Look at the offensive system you have in place. Its not built for developing professional football players. Dwyer is a “Heisman candidate” at Nerdland, but might not make the cut in Pittsburgh. Nesbitt probably would have had a career as a NFL caliber safety if he had enrolled at the illustrious University of Georgia, but he made a decision to be a nerd and he’s gotta live with the consequences of that decision for the rest of his life.

-REEgal Roe!!!

Butts Wagner

August 23rd, 2010
1:10 pm

I hate to compare him to someone as lowly as Reggie Ball, but Nesbitt’s passing sometimes gave me flashbacks to that era.

The completion % might be the same, but that’s about it. How many times was there a heavy pass rush on an early down and Reggie would scramble around, and then just blindly wing the ball down field having no idea where his receivers are, instead of taking a sack? And then, surprise, it would get picked off and GT would give away a possession for no good reason. With Nesbitt, everything he does makes sense and he appears to be in control of his actions. He may make some inaccurate throws, but they aren’t necessarily bad ideas.

LMAO

August 23rd, 2010
1:11 pm

So what if Nesbitt isn’t an NFL player….I think he’s playing for a college team this year. He is a great kid with a lot of heart and if anything happens to him Tech’s season is done. Why can’t people appreciate kids for what they ARE instead of whining about what they ARE NOT.

puppydawg

August 23rd, 2010
1:15 pm

At least he’ll always have that ring to prove to his grandchildren that, once upon a time, the bugs actually beat UGA in football.

GT Anchorage

August 23rd, 2010
1:15 pm

LMAO, well said

JB

August 23rd, 2010
1:16 pm

He will be a pro Athlete, not a pro QB.

Jimmie

August 23rd, 2010
1:17 pm

If he wanted to play in the NFL he would have stayed a safety and not moved to the QB position. He was a very good safety coming out of High School and I imagine if he would not changed he’d be on McShay’s list without a doubt

CMS

August 23rd, 2010
1:20 pm

Oddly enough the best thing that could happen to Nesbitt is a NFL lockout next season. The contractual playing field will be level as well as NFL owners and general managers will be looking for a bargin in terms of player personnel.

Mel

August 23rd, 2010
1:21 pm

Pre-season speculation means diddly.

dawgfan

August 23rd, 2010
1:25 pm

A darkhorse Heisman candidate? According to who? What preseason rag put this guy on a Heisman watch list? Please let me know because I can always use a good laugh. This would be like me claiming UGA is #3 in the nation because collegefootballnews says so, except that I’m not journalist for the AJC. What a joke.

I’ll tell you what Techies. If Josh Nesbitt even gets invited to the Heisman ceremony I’ll shave off all of my butt hair and glue it permanently to my forehead. That’s how confident I am that this guy will not win the Heisman.

Wow.

the real Old Gold

August 23rd, 2010
1:26 pm

He’ll be in the NFL at some position other than QB if he wants.

dagnabit

August 23rd, 2010
1:26 pm

Can you dig it: Tech’s junior high offense is one and one against the bulldawgies.

dap01

August 23rd, 2010
1:31 pm

Shocking! That is shocking! How could a QB with a 40% completion rate not be drafted as a QB in the NFL?

dap01

August 23rd, 2010
1:32 pm

Now we understand why quality qb’s in highschool does not want to come to Tech.

Joe

August 23rd, 2010
1:32 pm

Its not Coach Johnson’s responisibility to develop NFL players. He is here to win college games regardless of what offense he runs. Honestly you should go to a different program if you are looking to develop to play at the next level. odds are you dont care if the team wins while you are in college anyways and those guys are the ones getting their schools in trouble with the NCAA.

Dwyer isnt living up to expectations because he is lazy. Perfect qoute about him is that if he wants to play football then he needs to learn its not just important sometimes to try. He did the same crap here at Tech all last year

gt45

August 23rd, 2010
1:35 pm

He’ll land somewhere. It may be at another position, but he’ll be there.

gt45

August 23rd, 2010
1:37 pm

You sacklickers keep on giving him motivation. I love it!

wolfman

August 23rd, 2010
1:37 pm

ACC shines again!

“North Carolina defensive end Robert Quinn (95) and Virginia cornerback Ras-I Dowling (93) were the two highest-rated players from the ACC, which led all conferences with 43 players on McShay’s list. Tech will face 31 players on McShay’s list this season.”

Can You Dig It

August 23rd, 2010
1:38 pm

Hey dagnabit….how’d that offense do last year against Georgia…..207 yards rushing…150 yards below their season average against a defense that everyone including dawg fans and every Tech fan thats ever posed on this blog admitted was pitiful…..its going to be a long year on the flats….at least five loses and a minor bowl…you gotta play BigTime football to gain any respect…and Tech just doesn’t play big time football…come talk to me when you do…Can You Dig It!

Alabama Jack

August 23rd, 2010
1:41 pm

delusional dawgs suck

JASon

August 23rd, 2010
1:42 pm

If you know anything about football, this information will not come as a surprise to you. The problem of where to fit certain college players comes up all the time in the draft.

SKB

August 23rd, 2010
1:42 pm

Should we BEGIN to compare with legendary Joe Cox, if you want to bring UGA to this? Nesbitt is fine, the only problem is he is in GT, but if he was in Fl or Bama he would be round one pick for NFL. GT is not a football school so plz stop dreaming. Nonetheless he will get drafted, not first round.

snapshot

August 23rd, 2010
1:42 pm

He will be in the NFL for sure. Maybe not at QB but he will be there.

DurkaDog

August 23rd, 2010
1:43 pm

Nesbitt could be a great player at a different position in the NFL. great heart, huge size, seed, etc.

GStateBen

August 23rd, 2010
1:44 pm

Speaking of Joe Ham, did you know he’s a special assistant at Georgia State under Coach Bill Curry. Hmm, yet another reason to follow the Panthers!

Good luck to Joshua and the Jackets this year!

reality

August 23rd, 2010
1:48 pm

Can you dig it? yes we can!! CPJ is 1-1 against CMR. UGA’s program is on the way down (8-5 last season). GT is on the way up. GT will engineer a beatdown of your doggies this year in Athens. Now….can you dig that???

dawgfacedboy

August 23rd, 2010
1:49 pm

macrotech- bet you don’t get laid much…just a hunch

CMS- wins don’t translate to jack in the NFL. David Greene and Colt McCoy did a lot of winning and it didn’t and won’t translate into a career in the NFL.

secfactcheck.com

August 23rd, 2010
1:50 pm

Let’s play ball. On 2, hut.