Drafted: Pick 37 of the 4th round by Baltimore
Positives: Strong inside runner with big thighs and good upper body definition...Shows sharp in-line lateral agility and goo body mechanics running through the holes...Has a good feel for the creases and displays an explosive leg strike to uncoil and explode on contact...Makes proper body adjustments running pass routes and is very adept at getting involved in complex patterns, especially on swing and stop routes...Will extend, adjust and catch the ball securely with his hands...Aligns and positions himself properly leading the blocking through the rush lanes...Stays low in his stance, extends his arms and delivers a strong hand punch in picking up the blitz... Contact seeker who easily adjusts to the moving target.
Negatives: Runs a little too upright through the holes and has to learn how to run at a lower pad level...Does not show the second gear to break free from defenders turning the corner, appearing more comfortable running between the tackles...Not a nifty or elusive runner past the line of scrimmage, allowing defenders to quickly recover after the initial hit...Needs to show better body control when taking a seam in attempts to gain positive yardage.
A very athletic, strong, powerful player who is a devastating blocker in both the running and passing attack...Was the team's starting fullback and also playedtight end in one-back offensive sets...Considered one of the best blocking fullbacks in college football, he has a very good understanding of the offense...Started 33 of 44 games at Wake Forest, gaining 530 yards with 13 touchdowns on 137 carries (3.9 avg) and caught 18 passes for 164 yards (9.1 avg).
All-American second-team and All-Atlantic Coast Conference first-team selection as a fullback by The NFL Draft Report...Started every game, gaining a career-high 322 yards on 81 carries with 12 touchdowns...Only Brian Piccolo (15 in 1964) and Larry Russell (15 in 1971) scored more touch- downs rushing in a season in school history...Made 10 catches for 111 yards.
Northern Illinois...Rushed 11 times for 74 yards and tied a school game-record with 4 touchdowns (1, 1, 1 & 3).
East Carolina...Went over the top for a 1-yard score, caught 2 passes for 27 yards and cleared a rush lane used by Cornelius Birgs for a 2-yard touchdown run.
Purdue...Collected 30 yards on 9 attempts and opened a hole for Chris Barclay's 11-yard scoring scamper, registering 17 knockdowns for the game.
Virginia...Had a 16-yard reception and scored on runs of 1 & 3 yards.
Duke...Had 7 carries for 26 yards and a 5-yard touchdown...Finished the day with eleven knock- down blocks.
Clemson...Followed with a 1-yard scoring plunge and also cut blocked defensive end Nick Eason on an 11-yard touchdown run by Tarence Williams, delivering 17 knockdowns.
North Carolina...Powered his way for a 2-yard touchdown run and cleared a rush lane used by Barclay for a 9-yard scoring jaunt...Recorded a season-high 18 knockdown blocks.
Florida State...Scored for the fourth-straight game on a 3-yard run and leveled linebacker Michael Boulware on Barclay's 13-yard touchdown.
Maryland...Collected 35 yards on 6 carries and 11 yards on a catch.
Oregon (Seattle Bowl)...Closed out his career with 26 yards on 9 attempts with a 1-yard score and posted 12 knockdowns.
Appeared in every game, starting six contests at fullback, but did not carry the ball...Gained 53 yards on seven receptions (7.6 avg) and made four tackles.
Georgia Tech...Snared 2 passes for 23 yards and opened a hole used by Tarence Williams for a 1-yard scoring run.
North Carolina...Had a 3-yard reception and cut blocked defensive tackle Ryan Sims to spring Williams for a 3-yard touchdown run.
Northern Illinois...Made 3 catches for 23 yards.
Played in every game, starting eight contests during an injury-plagued season...Carried 40 times for 128 yards (3.2 avg) and a touchdown.
Appalachian State...Missed the second half with a knee sprain.
North Carolina...Suffered a shoulder bruise, but still managed to gain 11 yards on 2 attempts.
Virginia...Totaled 15 yards on 3 carries.
Duke...Rushed 5 times for 28 yards.
North Carolina State...Added 30 yards on 8 runs in the season finale.
Started nine games as a redshirt freshman, gaining 80 yards on 16 carries...Played with pain much of the year, missing the Florida State and North Carolina contests with pinched nerves in both shoulders...Ran for a season-high 32 yards on 4 tries vs. Georgia Tech...Added 8 yards on 3 tries vs. Arizona State in the Aloha Bowl.
Redshirted as a freshman.
Sat out the 1999 Florida State and North Carolina games with pinched nerves in both shoulders... Missed the second half of the 2000 Appalachian State contest with a knee sprain...Suffered a right shoulder nerve bruise in the 2000 North Carolina game.
Campus Agility Tests
4.75 in the 40-yard dash...Met Wake Forest Gold standards in the weight room for all eight events at the end of spring workouts, lifting 396 pounds in the front squat, 506-pound back squat, 330-pound power clean, 352-pound hang clean, 335-pound bench press, 220-pound standing press, 15 repetitions of the clean-&-press with a 72-pound kettlebell and a 31-inch vertical jump...16/22 Wonderlic score.
COMBINE AGILITY TESTS
ARM HAND TEST 40 20 10 225 VJ BJ SHUTTLE CONE
32 10 24 31 1/2 9'6" 4.32 7.78
Attended Porter-Gaud (Charleston, S.C.) High, leading the team to a state title (independent school division) in 1996 and state runner-up honors during his senior year (1997)...Rushed for 2167 yards and 29 touchdowns during his senior campaign as the Cyclones finished with a 10-2 mark under coach Ricky Tillman...Named the state Player of the Year in his classification and was a Regional All-Star selection in all divisions...Three-time All-Conference and team MVP honoree... Gained more than 4500 yards and scored 69 times during his career...Also played basketball, tennis and ran track...Outstanding student who served as student body vice-president...Active outside of school as a hospital volunteer and as a member of his church choir.
Health and Exercise Science major...Hopes to continue his education in medical school...Son of Olomide and Agnes Mughelli...Older sister, Kess, ran track at the University of Richmond...Has appeared on WFU's Dean's List...Born 6/10/80 in Boston, Massachusetts...Resides in Charleston, South Carolina.
YEAR GP GS NO YARDS AVG TD LONG KD
1999 09 09 16 80 5.0 0 19 61
2000 11 08 40 128 3.2 1 18 74
2001 11 06 0 0 0.0 0 0 90
2002 13 10 81 322 4.0 12 55 112
TOTAL 44 33 137 530 3.9 13 55 337
NOTE...KD indicates knockdown blocks.
RECEIVING STATISTICS SPECIAL TEAM TACKLES