Spring Practice Notes: Depth Chart Thoughts

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Spring practice opens tomorrow, and the official depth chart was released on Monday.  Also released were updated heights and weights.

Heights and Weights

First of all, there’s no reason to panic if a guy weighs in a little lighter than you expected.  Players are coming off grueling 6am workouts, and those have a tendency to take weight off of players.  Don’t get too wrapped up in weights until August, because a lot can change between now and then.

That being said, I did note a few things when I perused the updated roster.

Logan Thomas

Logan Thomas (6-6, 262, r-Jr.): Thomas keeps getting bigger. He was listed at 254 last year.  What’s the over/under on the number of linebackers he runs over this year?

J.C. Coleman (5-7, 176, Fr.): 176 isn’t bad at all for a guy who is 5-7, and he’ll add more muscle over the summer.  Coleman doesn’t need to get too big though, because I’m afraid it could affect his explosiveness.

Michael Holmes (5-11, 208, r-Fr.): Holmes was listed at 212 last August, but he didn’t look 212.  I bet he looks bigger this spring, despite being listed a little lighter.

Tony Gregory (6-0, 179, r-Jr.): Gregory just can’t keep on weight.  He needs to move to cornerback as soon as he returns from his knee injury.

Martin Scales (5-11, 226, r-Sr.): Scales is up from his listed weight of 207 a season ago.  I’m telling you … a poor man’s Marcus Parker.

Ronny Vandyke (6-3, 215, r-Fr.): Someday, Ronny Vandyke is going to be Virginia Tech’s scariest looking whip linebacker since

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