West Ashley’s Brett Toth likely to be selected in NFL Draft

West Ashley’s Brett Toth likely to be selected in NFL Draft
April 26 15:49 2018 Print This Article

The 2018 National Football League (NFL) Draft kicks off tonight in Dallas, and before it ends on Saturday evening, it is likely that former West Ashley High School (WAHS) standout Brett Toth will have his name called. Toth, an offensive tackle, led the United States Military Academy (Army) to a 10-3 record in 2017, including a bowl victory and a win against rival Navy. Known as a ferocious run-blocker, Toth was instrumental in Army’s 362 yards per game rushing average, tops in the country.

Toth was an All Lowcountry offensive tackle at WAHS, where he finished in the top 5% of his graduating class. He will graduate from Army next month with a degree in physics with an emphasis in nuclear engineering. If signed by an NFL team, Toth will have a two-year active duty service commitment. He may use his 30 days of annual leave to participate in his team’s training camps. His five-year service commitment may be completed on reserve duty.

Standing 6’6″ tall and weighing 305 pounds, Toth participated in the NFL Scouting Combine last month and interviewed with many teams. He earlier became the first Army player to participate in the Senior Bowl college all-star game, which utilizes NFL coaching staffs. It gave Toth an opportunity to demonstrate his pass-blocking ability (Army rarely calls pass plays). The player evaluation service DraftScout.com rates Toth as the 18th best player at his position and projects him as a 6th round draft selection. All seven rounds of the NFL Draft will be covered by ESPN, ESPN2, the Fox Network and the NFL Network.

Photos provided by Donnie Newton, West Ashley High School