NFL Media draft analyst Lance Zierlein advises readers to monitor Virginia Tech redshirt sophomore TE Bucky Hodges because "you will be hearing much more about him this season (and in 2016)."
Sports on Earth's Matt Brown is impressed by the game of Virginia Tech junior CB Kendall Fuller, which he defines as "physical and instinctive."
Virginia Tech redshirt sophomore CB Brandon "has above average physical ingredients for the cornerback position to match up with large targets," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler observes.
Virginia Tech Redshirt Junior DE/OLB Ken Ekanem "shows some tweener traits as a pass rusher," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler observes.
CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes that Virginia Tech edge rusher Dadi Nicolas' "active and harassing ability as a stand-up edge rusher will be highly coveted if he continues his pass rush development as a senior."
CBS Sports' Dane Brugler believes Virginia Tech junior CB Kendall Fuller "has the natural traits to surpass his older brother (Kyle) as a pro prospect during the 2015 season."
Former Virginia Tech redshirt junior DE Dewayne Alford transferred to South Alabama.
Virginia Tech redshirt junior G Augie Conte has benched 440 pounds, squatted 575 pounds and cleaned 390 pounds.
Virginia Tech edge rusher Dadi Nicolas "has the smooth acceleration off the line to become one of the best in the country as a senior," notes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.
Virginia Tech redshirt senior DT Luther Maddy "is a squatty guy with excellent first-step quickness; he is tough against the run and also provides a pass rush," observes NFL Media.
If he's healthy, Virginia Tech redshirt sophomore CB Brandon Facyson and Kendall Fuller "will form perhaps the best cornerback duo in the nation," according to NFL Media.
Virginia Tech sophomore WR Isaiah Ford "is a rising star that could easily put up 1,000 yards on a team that has its sights set on a Coastal crown," writes ESPN's David M. Hale.
Virginia Tech defensive coordinator Bud Foster "will have some excellent talent with which to work this fall, so you can expect another top-20 defense," believes NFL Media.
Virginia Tech edge rusher Dadi Nicolas reportedly runs his forty in the 4.63 range and possesses a 38-inch vertical jump.
Virginia Tech redshirt freshman QB Andrew Ford will transfer.