Virginia Tech running back Khalil Herbert was selected in the sixth round with the No. 217 overall pick by the Chicago Bears on Saturday afternoon. He was the fourth and last Hokie taken in the 2021 NFL Draft.
After transferring from Kansas, Herbert had a dominant 2020 season for Virginia Tech. He rushed for 1,183 yards on 155 carries, averaging 7.6 yards per carry. He also caught 10 passes for 179 yards and a touchdown, while averaging 26.9 yards on 16 kickoff returns.
Herbert was Virginia Tech’s first 1,000 yard rusher since Travon McMillian in 2015, and the first back to go over 1,100 yards since David Wilson in 2011.