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NFL draft: Virginia Tech's Kam Chancellor

In anticipation for this weekend's NFL draft, Hokies Journal will be looking at some former Virginia Tech players who are prospective draftees. The NFL draft opens with the first round on Thursday evening, followed by the second and third rounds on Friday and the fourth through seventh rounds held on Saturday.

KAM CHANCELLOR
6 feet 4, 230 pounds
Projected draft selection: fourth round
Projected NFL position: strong safety
Virginia Tech career: 41 games started, 208 tackles, 4 ½ tackles for loss, 6 interceptions, 19 pass break ups

Kam Chancellor opted to return to Virginia Tech for his senior season and now he is about the receive his NFL pay day. Chancellor, who has an professional physique and athleticism, could be the the among the most highly selected Hokies to be drafted.

Chancellor has had an up-and-down career at Virginia Tech but he has been forced to play out of position, as a free safety in each of the past two seasons. Chancellor struggles in space but he might not have to play in that role at the next level. He seems likely to fit in his nature spot, strong safety, a more physical, contact-at-the-hole-type spot that will play to his strengths.

Chancellor has worked out in Blacksburg. In the fall, he said that he was working toward earning his degree this spring in human development.

By Mark Viera  |  April 20, 2010; 10:30 AM ET
 
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