The NFL Draft is rapidly approaching. Now that National Signing Day is in the rearview mirror, the NFL Scouting Combine is the next big thing on our football calendar. That is an event where the Virginia Tech Hokies will be well represented.
Earlier this week, the NFL released the names of all the players who were invited. Of the 326 players invited to Indianapolis for the combine, seven of those will represent the Hokies. Linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, defensive backs Greg Stroman, Terrell Edmunds and Brandon Facyson, defensive tackle Tim Settle, wide receiver Cam Phillips and guard Wyatt Teller. Each of these players expected to hear their names called in April’s draft with Tremaine Edmunds perhaps going inside the top 10.
Seven HOKIES have accepted invites to the 2018 NFL Combine... pic.twitter.com/ta3OGy3TJp— HokiesFB (@HokiesFB) February 6, 2018
Teller was at the Senior Bowl in January and impressed NFL scouts. A strong week in Indianapolis could push him even higher on team’s boards.
Settle is perhaps the most interesting prospect. We know what type of player he is and how hard he’s worked to get himself into good shape. It will be interesting to see how Settle performs at the combine. I believe Settle is going to make an NFL team extremely happy in April. Tons of untapped potential.
Stroman should excel in all of the drills in Indy. In addition to his continued improvement as a corner, Stroman is also an outstanding punt returner. He will help himself.
Good luck to all of the Hokies in their quest to make it in the NFL.