Monday, June 30, 2008

All-Beamer Team: Defense

The concept for the All-Beamer Team was blatantly stolen from It is the best players at each position since Beamer took over in 1987. Three weeks ago, we announced the nominees for the All-Beamer Team on defense. Now, here are our picks:

DE: Corey Moore
DE: Darryl Tapp

Other Nominees: Chris Ellis, Jim Davis, John Engelberger
- It was a tough choice between Tapp and Engelberger, but Tapp had the leadership intangibles that made him a great player on Bud Foster's defense. Moore was an easy choice.

DT: J.C. Price
DT: Chad Beasley

Other Nominees: Carlton Powell, David Pugh, Carl Bradley
- Price was an anchor of the mid-90s teams that first started appearing in bowls. Beasley was a beast on the teams that followed the Vick era.

LB: Cornell Brown
LB: Vince Hall
LB: Xavier Adibi

Other Nominees: Ben Taylor, Michael Hawkes, Jock Jones
- The easiest choices to make.

CB: Tyrone Drakeford
CB: Brandon Flowers

Other Nominees: Jimmy Williams, DeAngelo Hall, Ike Carlton, Antonio Banks
- You could make arguments for all seven guys. However, I think Drakeford is the best cornerback to play for Virginia Tech and Flowers is a personal favorite, so he gets the nod over Hall.

S/ROV: Aaron Rouse
S/ROB: Keion Carpenter

Other Nominees: Willie Pile, Pierson Prioleau, Torrian Gray
- Rouse might be my favorite Hokie. Tremendous football mind and leadership ability. Carpenter had a knack for being in the right place at the right time and always seemed to have an impact on key plays.

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