Sunday, May 1, 2011

Hokies Rashad Carmichael and Tyrod Taylor Drafted on Final Day

Virginia Tech cornerback Rashad Carmichael was the second Hokie selected in the 2011 NFL Draft with the 30th pick of the 4th round (no. 127 overall) by the Houston Texans.

The 5'10" 192 pound corner had 35 tackles and 4 interceptions last season. He joins a defense without any established dominant corners and plenty of opportunity for playing time.

Tech quarterback Tyrod Taylor was picked up by the Baltimore Ravens in the 6th round with pick 180.

Obviously they have an entrenched starting QB in Joe Flacco, but it gives Tyrod a chance to learn by watching. Maybe the Ravens will even get ambitious and put in a few plays for him in goal line situations.

Again, best of luck to all the draftees and here's hoping this labor situation resolves itself quickly. Undrafted free agents are in a real bind until things are worked out.

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