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Virginia Tech has reinstated redshirt junior WR Kevin Asante.

Asante was not with the program last year. He was running with the second team after 2013's spring ball, but only has two catches for 18 yards to his name.
May 28 - 3:03 PM

Virginia Tech T Brent Benedict could miss the 2014 season due to clotting in both his heart and lungs.

Benedict suffered an ankle injury this spring and complications arose that could put his career in jeopardy. If doctors do clear him for future play, Benedict could apply for a medical redshirt season. Obviously his health is the most important factor. Benedict started six games last season.
Source: 24/7 Sports
May 26 - 10:51 AM

Arizona has confirmed Virginia Tech's Logan Thomas will be a quarterback in the pros, and HC Bruce Arians said his accuracy issues were "easily correctable."

ESPN's Bill Polian is amongst the leaders of the group that believe accuracy is not fixable. If it can be, though, Arians and assistant head coach Tom Moore are two teachers needy students would seek out. The Cardinals grabbed Thomas with the No. 120 pick, decent range to swing for the fences on otherworldly physical talent. "When you are convinced you have the franchise quarterback, you take him in the first round," GM Steve Keim said. "If you think a guy can be a franchise quarterback, you take a chance later in the draft." Thomas will be stashed as the No. 3 QB while Arians and Moore go to work on a 6-foot-6, 250-pounder that tested as the class' fastest, highest-leaping, longest-jumping and strongest-armed QB.
May 11 - 5:37 PM

Giants signed Virginia Tech DE James Gayle.

Gayle (6-foot-3 3/4, 259) is the nephew of ex-Bears Super Bowl DB Shaun Gayle. A 39-game starter for the Hokies, Gayle compiled 40.5 career tackles for loss and 22 sacks. He ran 4.7-flat at the Combine with a 10-foot-2 broad jump and 37-inch vertical, displaying top-notch athleticism. A liability versus the run, Gayle is a speed rusher with a relentless motor who would work best in a rotation in the pros.
May 11 - 2:49 PM

Ravens signed Virginia Tech DT Derrick Hopkins.

Hopkins (6-foot, 309) made 40 starts for the Hokies, ringing up 26 tackles for loss, 13 sacks, and three forced fumbles. He was a second-team All-ACC pick by the conference's coaches as a senior. Hopkins ran a 5.06 forty with an 8-foot-5 broad jump and did 25 bench-press reps at Virginia Tech's Pro Day. An undersized gap shooter without elite pass-rushing tools, Hopkins projects as a workmanlike rotational tackle if he makes the Ravens.
May 11 - 2:32 PM

Vikings selected Virginia Tech CB Antone Exum with the No. 182 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Exum (5-foot-11 5/8, 213) tore his right ACL in January of 2013, and his final college season was marred by ankle woes. He was a standout performer when healthy, earning second-team All-ACC honors during a five-interception junior year. Exum saw action at safety, outside corner and slot corner for the Hokies. He projects best to the former position after clocking 4.59 at the Combine with a 35-inch vertical. Exum figures to focus on special teams as a rookie, but could eventually develop into a contributor on defense.
May 10 - 4:02 PM

Cardinals selected Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas with the No. 120 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Thomas (6-foot-5 3/4, 248) was hyped as a future No. 1 pick following his redshirt sophomore year, but never improved his accuracy and will enter the pros as a developmental project despite 40 college starts. He finished his career with a 55.5 completion rate and 53:39 TD-to-INT ratio. A high school tight end and wideout as a college freshman, Thomas runs 4.61 with a 35 1/2-inch vertical and 9-foot-10 broad jump -- freak measurables for a 250-pound quarterback. He has a cannon arm and massive hands (10 7/8"), and could perhaps develop into a poor man's Cam Newton with a fantastic coaching job. There might not be a better fit in the NFL for Thomas than with Bruce Arians and Arizona.
May 10 - 1:13 PM

Bears selected Virginia Tech CB Kyle Fuller with the No. 14 overall pick in the 2014 NFL draft.

Fuller (5-foot-11 3/4, 190) was a first-team All-ACC pick by the conference's coaches as a senior despite missing four games with a sports hernia. Put simply, he commanded opponents' respect. A loose-hipped, fluid mover with experience at outside corner, slot, and even "whip" linebacker for the Hokies, Fuller is an NFL-ready defender with plus size, excellent speed (4.49), and lower-body explosion (10-foot-8 broad jump). He's an aggressive tackler and fun to watch on tape. The Bears could be planning to start Fuller opposite Tim Jennings, moving Peanut Tillman to safety.
May 8 - 9:46 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the Eagles "love" Virginia Tech's Kyle Fuller.

Mike Mayock's top cornerback has seen his stock soar at the right time. Fuller's strong showing at the combine -- which not only included better-than-expected numbers, but a clean bill of health -- sent evaluators back to the tape, where they saw perhaps the draft's most versatile CB. Mayock slotted Fuller to the Eagles with the No. 22 pick in his most recent mock draft. The Inquirer's Jeff McLane, however, tweeted a foreboding warning to that prediction: "Problem is [Fuller] probably won't last until No. 22."
May 7 - 9:40 PM

NFL Network's Mike Mayock tabs Virginia Tech's Kyle Fuller as the 2014 draft's best cornerback.

Mayock called Fuller on of the draft's most underrated prospects over the winter, moved him up to No. 2 when the industry caught up to his admiration, and has now decided to shove all in on the Hokie. "One of my favorite players," Mayock said. "Can play on, off, he can play man or zone. You know what you're getting. He has it in his DNA. Fuller is my No. 1, first- round corner." Mayock slotted Fuller to the Eagles with the No. 22 pick in his most recent mock draft. "Obviously Kyle got hurt midseason, but he has put together a nice career at Virginia Tech," Ravens director of college scouting Joe Hortiz said. "He’s a competitive player with excellent speed and athleticism, and he comes from a very good football family."
May 4 - 10:24 PM

NFL Media analayst Mike Mayock says NFL teams look at Virginia Tech DB Antone Exum as both a safety and corner.

The 6-foot, 213-pound Exum's medical history includes a torn ACL and lateral meniscus of his right knee that cost him some of his senior year; a sprained left ankle a few games later cost him the rest. He's muscular, has experience at safety, and is very sharp. Provided he recovers fully from off-season knee surgery, Exum could be a Day 3 steal.
Source: NFL.com
May 1 - 9:36 PM

NFL Network's Mike Mayock mentioned during his conference call, that in his latest mock draft, he believes the Eagles will select Virginia Tech's Kyle Fuller with the No.22 pick.

The Hokies prospect does have the ideal size (6-0 190 pounds) that the Eagles like in their corners, and he has had a versatile role while playing for the Hokies defense throughout his career. His selling point could be his potential to switch between corner and safety at the next level. The Eagles could be very high on Fuller's ability to excel in press coverage and that he is an aggressive tackler. Mayock has already gone on record that he believes Fuller is the top CB in the class.
May 1 - 3:23 PM

NFL Network's Mike Mayock believes Virginia Tech's Kyle Fuller is the top CB in the class.

Mayock was always high on Fuller, ranking him No. 2 previously, but the respected analyst is now pushing all in on the Hokies' product. Fuller displaces Darqueze Dennard of Michigan State, who dropped to No. 2. The pair is followed by the prospect many see as the top CB on the board, Oklahoma State's Justin Gilbert. Bradley Roby (Ohio State) and Jason Verrett (TCU), in that order, round out the top five.
Source: NFL.com
Apr 28 - 9:44 PM

NFL Films' Greg Cosell said on the "Ross Tucker Podcast" that Virginia Tech CB Kyle Fuller can handle all responsibilities asked of an NFL corner.

"I think he's a very versatile player," Cosell said. "He can play in the slot as well, Ross, which maybe increases his value. He's not 'just' a slot guy but he can play in the slot." The analyst mentioned that Fuller has "extensive" experience playing nickel corner at Virginia Tech but has the most experience playing the boundary corner. "I think he can play press, I think he can play off, I think he can play man, and I think he can play zone," Cosell said. "He can do a lot of different things depending on what you want to do defensively."
Apr 24 - 6:42 PM

NFL.com's Bucky Brooks would select Virginia Tech QB Logan Thomas over Pittsburgh's Tom Savage and SMU's Garrett Gilbert "because he is more talented, athletic and experienced than those players."

The analyst passes on that QB guru George Whitfield, Jr. compared Thomas' talent to former pupils including Cam Newton and Ben Roethlisberger. "He told me the Virginia Tech standout was on par with the Pro Bowlers from a physical standpoint and just needed some seasoning to become a viable option as a quarterback at the next level," Brooks wrote. The 6-foot-6, 250-pound Thomas tested as the class' fastest, highest leaping, longest jumping and strongest-armed QB. "I believe San Francisco, Carolina, Kansas City and Philadelphia would be ideal spots based on their experience developing young, athletic quarterbacks," Brooks wrote. "Although those aforementioned teams aren't in need of a quarterback, the opportunity to bring along an intriguing developmental prospect in a low-pressure environment could pay huge dividends down the road."
Source: NFL.com
Apr 23 - 10:35 PM


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