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Virginia Tech CB Greg Stroman allowed the second-lowest passer rating of any cornerback in 2017 among 2018 NFL Draft eligible cornerbacks, according to Pro Football Focus.

Stroman's 26.8 passer rating allowed of 26.8 ranked second to only Louisville's Jaire Alexander (17.7). He intercepted four passes, and despite being targeted 47 times he allowed just 12 receptions. Of all draft-eligible cornerbacks, Stroman's 25.9 snaps played per reception ranked sixth. Long story short, Stroman was very good for a very good defense in 2017, and that's why he likely goes in the first 100 picks.
Jan 17 - 12:20 AM

NFL Media Analyst Daniel Jeremiah compares Virginia Tech junior LB Tremaine Edmunds to Minnesota Viking linebacker Anthony Barr.

Edmunds (6'4/240) has gotten rave reviews all season, and comparing him to a three-time Pro Bowl player like Barr isn't darning with faint praise. On the contrary based on the write-up by Jeremiah. "Edmunds is an elite athlete and he has unique height/length for an off-the-ball linebacker," he writes. "He reminds me so much of Barr coming out of UCLA. Both guys fit in any system and can play inside or outside. I think Edmunds will be a superstar at the next level."
Source: NFL.com
Jan 16 - 1:36 AM

Virginia Tech redshirt junior S Terrell Edmunds will forego his final season of eligibility to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

The Hokies are now out both of the Edmunds brothers, as LB Tremaine also declared on Wednesday. For his part, the 6-foot-2, 210-pound Terrell is an aces cover man who projects to best fit in a zone scheme. Walter Football's Charlie Campbell ranks him as the No. 5 draft-eligible safety in the 2018 draft class. He's a likely Day 2 or early Day 3 prospect for the spring.
Jan 10 - 1:28 PM

Virginia Tech junior LB Tremaine Edmunds will forego his final season of eligibility to enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

Edmunds (6'4/240) is a rangy, versatile force at linebacker. He offers real size and has shown a propensity to step up against the run, but is not completely out of place when called upon in pass defense. He's also a strong contributor in blitz packages. NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah espoused the virtues of Edmunds' "freaky combo of size/athleticism/playmaking/versatility" earlier this week. ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranks him as the No. 1 draft-eligible outside linebacker in the land. He figures to be very much in the Day 1 conversation.
Jan 10 - 1:20 PM

NFL Media's Daniel Jeremiah says he put a "HUGE" grade on Virginia Tech junior LB Tremaine Edmunds after evaluating the off-ball linebacker.

As of now, Edmunds has not declared for the 2018 NFL Draft, but it would be a surprise for him to return. There are few 6-foot-4, 240-pound linebackers who run at the second level. Per Jeremiah, Edmunds has a "freaky combo of size/athleticism/playmaking/versatility." We wonder if anyone will rank him over Georgia's Roquan Smith. Edmunds likely will receive Anthony Barr comparisons.
Jan 10 - 9:29 AM

Virginia Tech redshirt sophomore DE Trevon Hill underwent surgery to repair an undisclosed injury concern.

Hill (6'3/245) made 12 starts for the Hokies during the 2017 season and did not miss a game, so whatever his injury it either happened late or he was able to play his way through it. He posted 46 tackles (9.5 for loss), 5.5 sacks and an interception during the most recent campaign. There is no timetable for Hill's return at this juncture, but one should clarify as we get closer to spring practice.
Jan 9 - 2:28 PM

Virginia Tech redshirt junior DT Ricky Walker will return to school for the 2018 season.

Walker (6'2/270) earned All-ACC honorable mention for his work during the 2017 season. For the campaign, the redshirt junior turned in 41 tackles (12.5 for loss) and 4.5 sacks, plus a fumble recovered and returned for a touchdown. His return to Blacksburg is particularly sweet for the Hokies given that they just lost fellow DT Tim Settle to a draft declaration.
Jan 7 - 2:22 PM

Virginia Tech redshirt sophomore DT Tim Settle announced he will enter the 2018 NFL Draft.

Settle took a huge step forward in 2017. After playing on just 26 percent of the team's snaps in 2016, albeit impactful ones, his role climbed to 79 percent in 2017. He was absolutely dominant against Boston College and UNC this season, among other performances. And it wasn't just against the run for the 330-plus pounder, as he made an impact in the passing game as well.
Jan 4 - 10:24 AM

Virginia Tech redshirt sophomore RB Deshawn McClease rushed for 124 yards on 18 carries in Thursday's 30-21 loss to Oklahoma State in the Camping World Bowl.

With Travon McMillian not playing (indeed, he's going to transfer), McClease was the young man to receive the bulk of the work on the ground. The 5-foot-9, 190-pound redshirt sophomore responded well to the carries and turned in a steady, if unspectacular, effort. This was his first 100-yard game of the year, but he was trending up even leading into the contest, having recorded at least 70 yards on the ground in each of Virginia Tech's final two regular season games. We expect Virginia Tech to reassess their running backs room come the spring. At the very least, McClease put a good foot forward as the team heads into the offseason.
Thu, Dec 28, 2017 09:25:00 PM

Virginia Tech freshman WR Sean Savoy (undisclosed) practiced on Tuesday ahead of the Camping World Bowl on Thursday.

Savoy suffered an undisclosed injury during the season-ending victory over Virginia, but it sounds like he'll be able to give it ago against Oklahoma State. He could be in line for more playing time and targets with star wide receiver Cam Phillips (hernia) out for the game.
Tue, Dec 26, 2017 07:08:00 PM

Virginia Tech signed four-star 2018 WR Tre Turner.

Turner committed to Virginia Tech over offers from Florida State, North Carolina, Notre Dame and several others. ESPN's scouting report on Turner notes that on top of his size (6'4/170) he's also a quality route-runner who can make sudden movements. The weakness at this point is that he needs to gain strength, and hasn't had to run block much. This is a high-ceiling athlete that comes over to the Hokies, and despite his wirey frame, he could play in 2018.
Source: 247 Sports
Sun, Dec 24, 2017 10:55:00 PM

Virginia Tech senior WR Cam Phillips underwent surgery to repair a sports hernia and has been ruled out for the Camping World Bowl against Oklahoma State on Dec. 28.

It's a brutal blow for the Hokies, as Phillips has been by far their most consistent offensive weapon this season. The 6-foot, 199-pounder had worked his way to a 71-964-7 receiving line during the current campaign. This sports hernia surgery puts a cap on the senior's collegiate career. He'll likely be fighting for a Day 3 selection come the draft, with NFL.com's Chad Reuter noting that the wideout should have some room to move up the board in the spring. This year's receiving class is not as deep as last year's. Phillips has accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game, though his availability for that postseason bowl will depend on just how far along he is in his rehab from the recent surgery.
Tue, Dec 19, 2017 01:48:00 PM

Virginia Tech received a verbal commitment from four-star 2018 JUCO CB Jeremy Webb.

Webb (6'3/195) ranks as the No. 2 JUCO corner in the 2018 class according to the 247Sports composite. Scout.com's Brian Dohn notes that the Lincolnshire, Illinois, native "can play field corner or the boundary, but his physical style and ability to re-route receivers make him an intriguing player on the boundary." The analyst believes that Webb could potentially be an impact performer right out of the box for the Hokies due in part to his hip fluidity, technique and length.
Source: Scout.com
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 03:02:00 PM

Virginia Tech senior WR Cam Phillips accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

Phillips (6'0/199) turned in a sturdy final season in Blacksburg, having logged a 71-964-7 receiving line pending bowl play. While the All-ACC first-teamer is currently stamped as an undrafted free agent by Draft Analyst, NFL.com's Chad Reuter noted in September that he has upward stock mobility in what's a relatively thin receiving class.
Sun, Dec 17, 2017 02:32:00 PM

Three-star 2018 TE prospect James Mitchell has verbally committed to play at Virginia Tech.

Mitchell had offers from several big schools including Georgia and Clemson, but will stay home and play for the Hokies. ESPN ranks him the No. 7 tight end in the country, but some believe he has the athleticism to play wide receiver, and his 6-foot-5, 230-pound frame could make him a red zone threat at the collegiate level.
Source: 247 Sports
Fri, Dec 15, 2017 03:32:00 PM


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