When the NFL Combine rolls around later this month, Hokies fans will see some familiar names.
Seven members of the Virginia Tech football team have accepted invites to the 2018 NFL Combine. Safety Terrell Edmunds, linebacker Tremaine Edmunds, cornerback Brandon Facyson, wide receiver Cam Phillips, defensive tackle Tim Settle, cornerback Greg Stroman, and guard Wyatt Teller will all participate in the pre-draft showcase.
Terrell Edmunds was a key member of the Virginia Tech secondary for the past two seasons, racking up 182 tackles and 6 interceptions over two years as a starter. He is likely to be a day 3 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.
Linebacker Tremaine Edmunds has also been a critical member of the Hokies’ defense during his time in Blacksburg. Tremaine posted back-to-back 100-tackle seasons and was a finalist for the Butkus Award in 2017. Many draft analysts have Tremaine as the top linebacker in the draft, with the potential to be a top-10 pick.
Cornerbacks Brandon Facyson and Greg Stroman represented DBU well throughout their years playing in Lane Stadium. Facyson started in at least nine games during four of his five seasons in Blacksburg, and posted a career-high 10 tackles in the 2016 Belk Bowl win over Arkansas.
Stroman was one of the top corners in the country during the 2017 season, but may be best remembered for his returning abilities. During his time in Blacksburg, Stroman returned four punts for touchdowns, including a 91-yard return against North Carolina in 2017. Stroman and Facyson are likely to be drafted in the third to fifth round range.
Defensive tackle Tim Settle was only a starter for one season at Tech, but the 6'3'', 335-pound sophomore made his presence known. Settle racked up 36 tackles, including 12.5 tackles-for-loss and four sacks during the 2017 campaign. Settle has the potential to solidify a spot in the second to third round range with a strong NFL Combine.
Guard Wyatt Teller was a three-year starter for the Hokies and named to the First Team All-ACC by Pro Football Focus in 2016. Teller could be drafted as high as the third round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Wide receiver Cam Phillips will go down as one of the best to ever suit up for the Hokies. Phillips leaves Blacksburg as the program’s all-time leading receiver with 3,027 yards. Phillips finished the 2017 season with 964 yards and 7 touchdowns for the Hokies. He is projected to be a day three NFL Draft pick.
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