*Automated search based on player first/last name, college team name, football, 3 loading panels, click video to view in full size on this page, watch or fast forward one full video, or open player with red arrow to choose more cuts at the bottom of the big video screen. Click "I'm done watching this" blue link at the top of video to close screen. If available/HQ changes video quality.
Draft Scout Antone Exum News
09/01/14 - S Antone Exum, who was shaken up after blasting a ball carrier in the fourth preseason game, should be OK to practice this week. With only four safeties on the roster, the rookie sixth-rounder is being counted on for depth and special teams duties.
05/12/14 - A closer look at the Vikings' picks: Round 6/182 - Antone Exum, DB, 6-0, 213, Virginia Tech...After trading down twice from 148 and 168, the Vikings took a thickly-muscled cornerback who might transition to safety because of his 4.59 speed. The Vikings need more competition at strong safety and dime back. Exum does come in as an injury concern. He tore an ACL in a pickup basketball game in January of 2013. He returned in October and played three games before injuring an ankle and missing the rest of the season. - The Sports Xchange
05/07/14 - Five players who should be on Atlanta's draft radar...DB Antone Exum, Virginia Tech: The “other” cornerback at Virginia Tech, Exum's senior season was derailed after an off-season ACL injury, but he has the skill set to play either free safety or corner in the NFL and will be an excellent value in the fourth or fifth round. Exum has an impressive physique for the position and passes the eye test, but he lacks elite speed and often finds himself trailing with his back to the line of scrimmage. His aggressive nature is both his best and worst quality, getting physical and bloodying his nose, but sometimes too early or too late. Exum has starting traits, most likely in a free safety role at the next level, but the durability is the mystery element to his evaluation, coming of a serious knee injury. - Dane Brugler, NFLDraftScout.com
10/04/13 - Virginia Tech cornerback Antone Exum will not make his return on Saturday after all. The redshirt senior was cleared this week to return to action just over eight months after badly injuring his right knee in a pickup basketball game. Exum said Friday in a statement released by the school he postponed his return because he wants to be ready to play at a high level and there are areas of his game that need fine tuning. He says it's not in his best interests, or those of the team, for him to play just yet. He says there have been no setbacks. The Hokies (4-1, 1-0 ACC) play Coastal Division rival North Carolina (1-3, 0-1). Virginia Tech has the nation's fifth-rated pass defense, allowing just 138 yards per game. - AP Sports
10/01/13 - Virginia Tech DB Antone Exum (knee surgery) cleared to play...Virginia Tech defensive back Antone Exum will return to practice this week and has been cleared to play against North Carolina on Saturday. Exum underwent knee surgery in January after suffering an injury during a game of pick-up basketball. The All-ACC cornerback started 13 games in 2012, rising to the top as one of the league's best defensive backs while the Hokies offense struggled and the team finished 7-6. "After eight months of right ACL reconstruction rehab, Antone Exum was cleared for full participation by Dr. James Andrews yesterday afternoon," Hokies head athletic trainer Mike Goforth said in an official statement.
"He will return to practice this week without any restrictions and is expected to continue rehabilitation for the remainder of the season. His playing time for North Carolina and all future games will be determined by how well the right knee tolerates practices this week and how quickly he re-establishes pre-injury cardiovascular endurance and pre-injury skill levels." In addition to easing Exum back into game shape, the question for defensive coordinator Bud Foster is how to work the talented senior into a defensive backfield that has excelled so far this season. Freshmen Kendall Fuller and Brandon Facyson have played exceptionally during the Hokies 4-1 start. Facyson is tied for No. 1 nationally with four interceptions, and leads the ACC (along with Kendall's older brother, Kyle Fuller) with seven passes defended. Kendall Fuller has two interceptions on the season and five passes defended. - Chip Patterson, CBSSports.com