Case for Chase
Heading into the game against Georgia Tech, I was looking forward to seeing the matchup between Yellow Jackets WR Stephen Hill and Minnifield. One of the more feared deep threats in the country, Hill entered the contest with 17 catches for a 32.5-yard average and four touchdowns. While Minnifield wasn't tested much with the Rambling Wreck throwing the football just eight times, you got a glimpse of the natural cover skills that have Minnifield currently rated as one of the top three senior cornerbacks available for the 2012 draft. Hill was held without a catch, and the one pass that did come his way when the two were pitted against one another resulted in an interception for Minnifield.
The son of former Pro Bowler Frank Minnifield, Chase put himself on the radar of NFL scouts with his performance in 2010. A permanent fixture in the lineup for the first time in his career last season, he finished second in the ACC.
I really like Minnifield and I hope several junior CBs come out this year so we have a chance at a shutdown corner like Minnifield.