UPDATE, 1PM SUNDAY
VT LB Jack Tyler has signed as an undrafted free agent with the Minnesota Vikings! Congrats @JackInTheBox58!!! #hokiesinthepros— Beamer Ball (@Beamer_Ball) May 11, 2014
UPDATE, 8PM SATURDAY
After an intriguing NFL draft that included another VT first rounder in Kyle Fuller, and a lot of drama as to where controversial talent Logan Thomas might land, all that's left to do is find "foster homes" for the remaining undrafted Hokies who didn't get selected in the seven rounds between Thursday and Saturday.
While it is likely a disappointment for a player like DE/OLB James Gayle, the reality is that sometimes these opportunities work out just as well for the player in the long run. Usually teams bring in guys with a specific purpose in mind, and it would not be at all surprising to see a few of these guys stick and make the team. If not, it's still early enough to give a few other teams a shot as well. As the list rounds out, we'll update it for you.
But anyways I've already agreed to terms with the Titans. Just have to do what I do best, compete.— James Gayle (@JGayle99) May 10, 2014
Supposedly, it was Gayle's labrum that he injured in the ECU game that kept a number of teams at bay. Too bad for them, he'll make somebody's team.
I'm happy to say I'M A RAVEN!!!! #GodbetheGlory— Derrick Hopkins (@hokies98) May 10, 2014
Defense first in Baltimore. They got a good one. Wouldn't be surprised if he wound up starting for them. Hopkins was robbed IMO, he was AS important to the defense as anyone.
Raiders!!!!— DJ Coles (@Dcoles18) May 10, 2014
Another talented Hokie beset by injuries. Hopefully the knee isn't a problem. DJ has size and hands. He's a great red zone target.
VT OG Andrew Miller has signed as an undrafted free agent with the Buccaneers #hokiesinthepros— Beamer Ball (@Beamer_Ball) May 11, 2014
Andrew Miller a nice solid choice, and hard worker. He will impress someone.
Former #Hokies linebacker Tariq Edwards has signed with the Miami Dolphins as an undrafted free agent.— Norm Wood (@normwood) May 11, 2014
Excellent speed to the ball. Hopefully he works on coverage skills because VT always uses the extra DB for such duties.
At present three names remain unaccounted for:
- Jack Tyler, MLB
- Tyrel Wilson, DE
- JR Collins, DE
Hopefully we can update you very soon with their destinations.