Ed Wang Scouting Report
|School:||Virginia Tech Hokies|
|Height & Weight:||6'5 - 310 lbs.|
2010 NFL Draft Prospect Scouting Report:
Ed Wang, OT, Virginia Tech
By his junior season it was clear that Ed Wang was the anchor of the Hokies' offensive line. He made the move from right tackle to left tackle for that reason in 2008. Wang has gotten better and better as time has gone on and his best performances in 2008 were in the ACC Championship game and the Orange Bowl. His presence and leadership on the line has turned Virginia Tech's offensive line into one of the best in the nation. At 6-5 and 310 pounds, Wang is a relatively big tackle who is playing faster and stronger this year than he did last season. The Hokies had some questions about their ground game heading into the 2009 season after projected starter Darren Evans went down with an ACL injury. All the Hokies had to turn to were inexperienced players. Redshirt freshman Ryan Williams is easily the Atlantic Coast Conference's top rusher six weeks into the 2009 season and Williams has Wang to largely thank for that success. Wang might not be considered one of the top four or five tackles in this class, but he is working his way up the draft boards and could be a first or second round selection by April. 2/1 Update: So far, Wang is going in the opposite direction. He looked sluggish and slow at workouts and during the Senior Bowl. Despite finishing off his collegiate season pretty strong with the Hokies, Wang is sliding down draft boards right now. He will need to have better workouts over the next couple of months to be anything more than a fourth round selection. 4/5 Update: Wang did have some great workouts, most notably at Virginia Tech's pro day. He ran the 40 in 5.09 and 5.12 seconds and proved to be surprisingly quick and nimble. That has some thinking that he could even sneak into the first round. That may be pushing it a little too much, but Wang has all the tools to be a great left tackle in the NFL and he should be off the board in the second or third round.
Last Updated 2010-04-05T04:30-06:00 by Joel Welser