As the Buccaneers continue their prospect scouting, we continue to give you some names of players to keep an eye out for. Today we take a look at the Virginia Tech Hokies.
While the upper tier schools have already been looked at, that is not stopping the Buccaneers from looking at every prospect, it’s not going to stop us. Today we travel to Blacksburg, Virginia and to look at the prospects from their talent pool. Here is the list of Hokies to look out for on the combine and pro days:
Terrell Edmunds, Safety
Tremaine Edmunds, Outside Linebacker
Tim Settle, Defensive Tackle
Wyatt Teller, Offensive Lineman
Brandon Facyson, Cornerback
Greg Stroman, Cornerback
Andrew Motuapuaka, Linebacker
Cam Phillips, Wide Receiver
Joey Slye, Kicker
Eric Gallo, Center
Senior Prospect to Watch: Wyatt Teller – Offensive Guard
The Buccaneers offensive line could use some depth and potential shuffling along the offensive line. One thing scouts should look for in an offensive lineman is consistency and durability. In his four seasons at Virginia Tech, Wyatt Teller played in every game starting 43 of the possible 53.
He is a very large man standing at 6’5″ and 315 pounds he’s a tough interior lineman to get around. In his senior season, Teller started every game and only allowed five pressures all season. Good enough to make First-Team All-ACC in back to back seasons.
Teller has been projected to go in the fourth or fifth rounds, so the Bucs could wait on him. If anything he would add great depth to a weaker interior line position the Buccaneers currently have.
Should the Bucs move on from Sweezy or Pamphile sooner than later, other than Marpet moving back to guard, Wyatt Teller could be a plug and play. This big man should be a player to watch at the combine in a few weeks.
Underclassman Prospect to Watch: Safety – Terrell Edmunds
Terrell Edmunds and brother Tremaine have both decided to enter the draft early and both are expected to be drafted early. While Tremaine is the day one, better all-around prospect, people shouldn’t sleep on his older brother. Tremaine will be the second youngest player in NFL history to be drafted and is anticipated to go in the middle of the first round. He doesn’t play a huge position of need which is why Terrell might be a bigger focus for the Buccaneers.
The Buccaneers are coming off a very subpar season at the safety position. Keith Tandy wasn’t the same player, free agent acquisition T.J. Ward wasn’t the player we expected him to be, and Chris Conte, while better than the previous season, could be upgraded. Rookie Justin Evans started slowly but progressed nicely throughout the season. Adding another young player to grow next to him could be beneficial for the franchise.
Terrell Edmunds is a 6’2″220-pound hitter that had improved his pass coverage skills throughout his time at Virginia Tech. In his career, Terrell recorded six interceptions, fourteen pass deflections, and 196 tackles. He has the size the Buccaneers need in the secondary and with a younger safety core could develop into a nice tandem.
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