8. Chris Canty, Virginia (6-7¼, 279)
An injury prevented him from working out at the combine and at Virginia's Pro Day on March 23. He will try to work out April 14 in Charlotte, N.C. He did not play football in his first two years of high school, but wound up being all-state at tight end and defensive end. He was a top player in basketball, too. At Virginia, he redshirted in 2000 and started one game in 2001. He started all games the next three years -- when healthy. He played only four games last season; he had 30 tackles, including seven for a loss. He is a very good athlete for his size. He played tight end in short-yardage and goal-line situations. His best position is left defensive end. He has been very good against the run, but not as effective as a pass rusher as you would like at right end. He plays too high; he needs to correct this. He works hard on and off the field; he weighed 220 pounds when he came to Virginia. He needs to improve his upper-body strength. He will be 23 years old in November. He's a very good person who should be a solid player.