J.R. Walker is the only true freshman defensive player on this list which shouldn't be too big of a surprise after the Hokies brought in a significant amount of JUCO defensive talent this offseason.
3. LB Amare Barno
Amare Barno is just behind Brion Murray mostly due to the fact that playing time opportunities are more limited at backer for Barno while Murray has more opportunities at either cornerback or nickelback. However, there's plenty of reason to be intrigued by Barno mainly due to the size and athletic skills that he brings to the table.
2. CB Brion Murray
1. DT Dashawn Crawford
Dashawn Crawford comes in at #1 as the one player who seems the one defensive newcomer that is a frontrunner to be a starter this fall.
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