Hokies In The NFL Draft
Well, let’s look at the biggest and most important factor in the long term success of a college football program. Money... I mean Pro Football.,, and the NFL Draft. The XFL is still a very secondary player and will unlikely be a big issue, but for the big programs with long term Championship designs, the NFL is king.
There are lots of things going on in the Virginia Tech sports world. Wrestling is now in tournament mode, waiting. The Women’s basketball team is reaching the regular season end with the penultimate game tonight vs. Duke. Football Spring Practice is rapidly approaching. And MORE! GO HOKIES!!!
No Hokies to be seen, but lots of odd, strange, and inscrutable choices along with mostly predictable ones. Tonight is rounds 2 and 3. I don’t hold out much hope for seeing any Hokies, yet. But with this draft, you never know.
The chances for a Virginia Tech Hokie Draft pick are pretty slim for the early rounds, this time. 2018 wasn’t a great year, and the eligible player list is pretty short. Let’s take a look, but don’t hold your breath. Maybe Saturday.
The #LPD #DBU crew is down by two. It rhymes but it isn’t too funny. Adonis Alexander leaves the program which was not unexpected, but Jeremy Webb, the promising JUCO transfer gets a medical redshirt (which is not what the coaches wanted).
It looks like Brandon Facyson will be the last of the 2018 Hokie draft class to come off the board (there are always possibilities but for now, this is the last tweet from VT_Football. GO Brandon! GO HOKIES!!!
It’s NFL Draft Weekend, and as promised we’ve got some coverage planned. First’ we’ve got predictions from some of the staff. As things keep going and writers can report in, we’ll update the article.
There are three seniors who are eligible for the NFL Draft, but may or may not make it into the league but you never know. Andrew Motuapuaka was a standout player. Eric Gallo had his issues but centers are hard to come by and get beat up. Joey Slye... well if he could just beat that slice...
Brandon Facyson has been attracting pro attention since his Freshman debut. He has overcome a serious series of leg injuries to attract 5/6 round draft attention. We are wishing him all the best. Brandon is all Hokie!
Next up is Greg Stroman. He’s supposed to be too skinny. They kept saying that all the way through his shooting star career at Tech as he played all four years as a True Freshman through Senior. Greg Stroman is going to get a chance to prove he can play at the next level. How is going to be sorted out after Saturday.
Wyatt Teller is about to be considered for the NFL Draft. He switched from D-Line to O-Line early, and then had to work through a coaching change that may have affected his performance in 2017. Overall, someone is definitely going to consider him but we are probably looking at 2016 as a reason, not 2017.
Gobbler Country launches its NFL Draft Week Coverage. We’ll start with a series of summaries featuring each potential draftee, and then finish up with a grand Wednesday evening finale where your humble staff puts up its best set of SWAGs as to whether and when each player will go. We’ll be covering live, as always starting on Thursday evening. GO HOKIES!!!
The Edmunds’ brothers lead a talented group of Hokies to Indianapolis.
Former Virginia Tech guard Wyatt Teller is moving up draft boards.
One NFL Network analyst has him as the No. 3 overall player in the upcoming NFL Draft.
Recently added to the practice roster, will Hodges get the call?
In our 2nd Q&A with Christopher we focus on overachieving ex-Hokie LB Jack Tyler.
Tariq Edwards signed as an undrafted free agent with the Miami Dolphins over the weekend. We take a look at the transitional situation Edwards enters into following the Incognito-Martin debacle and discuss his chances at making the roster.