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.
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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.