Ghee Drafted In Third Round

Brandon Ghee

Wake Forest cornerback Brandon Ghee was selected in the 3rd round of the NFL draft on Friday night. The senior out of Fayetteville, North Carolina was the first Demon Deacon drafted in the 2010 draft.

Brandon Ghee was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals with the 32nd selection of the third round, the 96th overall pick. Ghee was the 12th cornerback picked in the draft and the ninth ACC player picked.

Despite not having huge numbers in his senior campaign at Wake Forest, Ghee proved to be an impact player and has the size and speed to be successful in the NFL. This past year, Ghee finished third on the team with 56 tackles.

Ghee was the first Demon Deacon selected in 2010, continuing a trend of Demon Deacons being drafted. A year ago, Wake Forest's Aaron Curry, Alphonso Smith, Stanley Arnoux, and Chip Vaughn were all drafted. In 2008, Steve Justice, Kenny Moore, and Jeremy Thompson were drafted while Steve Vallos and Ryan Plackemeier were both selected in 2007.

Ghee's brother, Patrick Ghee, also played at Wake Forest but was undrafted. The Seattle Seahawks signed him as an undrafted free agent in 2007 and he has since spent time with the Carolina Panthers and Washington Redskins.

Brandon Ghee was rated a 5-star prospect and the #8 cornerback in the draft by Scout.com.

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