Scouting the ACC's NFL potential

Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl, who worked in the pro scouting department for the New York Jets, took a recent tour through the ACC and evaluated several players and their potential for the NFL.

Despite all of Virginia Tech's offensive struggles, Weidl wrote that quarterback Logan Thomas is still a potential first-round NFL draft pick. Here's an excerpt:

He clearly still needs time to develop his touch and refine his mechanics, but Thomas has a very high ceiling. His accuracy was a bit better against UNC and Thomas stands tall in the face of the rush, and it must be noted that he is still getting very little help from his receivers or offensive line in an offense that is very vanilla.

However, when scouts look at the tape they will see his easy throwing motion and flashes of his huge potential, and that will likely keep Thomas in the first-round conversation.

Weidl also evaluated players from North Carolina, Duke and Virginia, and he broke down the Florida State-NC State game. Overall, Weidl wrote that the theme of his trip on Tobacco Road was the outstanding play on the line of scrimmage. Weidl said the Tar Heels are loaded up front, but he also evaluated Virginia's offensive tackles and praised Florida State's defensive ends.