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Draft Lab: George Selvie's stock

Selvie did shine against the Seminoles, but there's one key flaw to his game

Originally Published: September 29, 2009
By KC Joyner | ESPN Insider

The central premise of the Draft Lab series is to gauge a player's on-field performance to see if it measures up with his physical attributes. That premise comes with a caveat regarding competition levels. If a team faces a series of weak opponents (as often happens in college football), metric dominance by an individual player probably has to be taken with a full shaker of salt.

That was the case for South Florida Bulls defensive end George Selvie after the Bulls beat Wofford, Western Kentucky and Charleston Southern by a combined score of 134-20. Selvie racked up 11 tackles, 2.5 sacks and a pass defensed in these contests against subpar competition, but his first real test came Saturday when South Florida traveled to Tallahassee to face the Florida State Seminoles. The Seminoles' offense was coming off a 54-point showing on the road against then-No.7 Brigham Young, so they might rightfully be considered one of the hottest offenses in college football.

The question for Selvie was if he could continue his superb metrics once the competition level increased.

Getty ImagesGeorge Selvie will need to continue to shine against high-caliber competition.

So how did Selvie do?

For KC Joyner's evaluation of Selvie's performance against FSU -- which also includes the one major flaw in the DE's game -- you must be an ESPN Insider. Insider