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Shrine Bowl Director Offers Evaluation of WVU OL Wyatt Milum as NFL Prospect

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WVU Football Offensive Line with Wyatt Milum and Tomas Rimac

A major figure in the world of scouting college football prospects is high on another senior WVU offensive lineman. Eric Galko, the Director of Football Ops and Player Personnel for the East-West Shrine Bowl, offered his thoughts on the latest Mountaineer NFL prospect on Wednesday.

“WHO’S NEXT: We got to watch a lot of WVU football offensive line last year with Zach Frazier and Doug Nester on our radar all year, and LT Wyatt Milum certainly stood out, especially as the season went on,” said Galko about Wyatt Milum on social media. 

Galko added more of what he likes about Milum. “At 6’6, 315, Wyatt Milum is likely to be among the best senior OTs prospects in the 2025 draft class. Some of the key metrics that make him a top-tier prospect: 31 consecutive starts, including starts at both left (2022, 2023) and right tackle (2021) ZERO sacks allowed in 2022 or 2023 (and only one QB hit allowed) 4.3 PPI score, per Tracking Football / Sport Source Analytics, making him among the top all-around OTs.”

With West Virginia prepared to send another offensive lineman to the NFL, Galko made sure to give credit to WVU offensive line coach Matt Moore for getting his players ready for the next level.

After being such a strength in 2023, the offensive line is now one of the biggest question marks looming over WVU in 2024. It’s only natural for people to be unsure how a unit that lost multiple players to the NFL will perform, but players like Milum are why there’s plenty of hope for the offensive line to drive the West Virginia offense once again.

With Zach Frazier and Doug Nester embarking on their professional careers, Milum, a senior and West Virginia native, is among those next in line to be a leader of the group. And one national outlet that evaluates individual players believes Milum will step up and deliver.

In fact, PFF believes Milum right near the top of the best returning offensive tackles in the Big 12. They actually have the WVU senior ranked less than a full point behind the No. 1 player.

Milum holds a grade of 80.1 right behind Iowa State’s Jalen Travis at 80.7.

So even though it will be difficult to fill the void left Frazier and Nester, it’s possible the Mountaineers will still experience a West Virginia native anchoring and leading the offensive line.

WVU recruited Milum as a consensus four-star prospect out of Spring Valley High School in Kenova, W.Va. as part of their 2022 class.

Watch the video below of Milum talking about being aware of the added pressure on him after a spring practice in April.

For a related story, Wyatt Milum adds preseason Big 12 All-American to his long list of offseason accolades.

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