While much of 2018 NFL Draft talk surrounding the Virginia Tech Hokies is about Tremaine Edmunds—and rightfully so—there’s a number of Hokies who will be selected in April’s draft. One such player is offensive lineman Wyatt Teller.
Got some pass rush clips coming later. OLs got the better of the DLs from what I saw. Wyatt Teller strong again.#SeniorBowl— Chase Goodbread (@ChaseGoodbread) January 25, 2018
Teller, who played in last week’s prestigious Senior Bowl, acquitted himself quite nicely and is moving up draft boards. A 6’5”, 311 pounds, Teller has ideal size to play inside in the NFL. In addition to his size, Teller is a strong athlete, too, and could thrive in either power or zone-blocking schemes at the next level.
Day 2 of the #SeniorBowl, with our analysts takeaways from both sets of afternoon practices, including some strong performances from Virginia Tech guard Wyatt Tellerhttps://t.co/PjprTdHQMl pic.twitter.com/ICOw7tHRtU— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) January 25, 2018
This is a considered a strong class for offensive linemen. However, the NFL has a dearth of qualified offensive linemen and players like Teller will be in high demand this April. After coming to Virginia Tech as a defensive lineman, Teller moved to the offensive line during his freshman season and ended up being a three-year starter for the Hokies at left guard. He ended his career as a first-team All-ACC selection.
Teller is actually still learning how to play on the offensive line. He hasn’t scratched the surface of how good he can be and with good NFL coaching, he has an opportunity to be a Pro Bowler. He possesses that type of potential.
Virginia Tech #Hokies Wyatt Teller working at RG during Senior Bowl Practices and showing off his strength.— Matej Sis (@MatejS247) January 26, 2018
“That’s a heck of a job. That’s a heck of a job.” @VanceVice @VTScoop247 pic.twitter.com/ItHWJSli2p
So, while we hear about Edmunds possibly going inside the top 10, don’t count out Teller going a lot higher than many current projections. The scouting combine really won’t affect a player like Teller too much. Game tape matters more than what he can do in his underwear.