To give you an idea of how much people are paying attention to a Hokie Offensive Lineman this season, and how important it is to the team for the future as well as for his, Christian Darrisaw is the #2 graded Left Tackle in the ACC:
Highest graded returning ACC offensive tackles:— PFF College (@PFF_College) May 15, 2020
1. Jordan McFadden, Clemson - 88.3
2. Christian Darrisaw, VA Tech - 80.7
3. Ikem Ekwonu, NC State - 80.5 pic.twitter.com/DkuDQuYYBR
This is not trivial, being noticed as a high quality blind side pass blocker sets the table for the next level, and if you check the compensation for Left Offensive Tackles in the NFL, it’s not base salary plus a bonus.
Provided there is a season, look for Darrisaw to have a special season. The Offensive Line is the best two deep unit that we’ve had in a generation. This could be amazing.