2012 Football Preview: Quarterbacks

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No player can win or lose a game for you faster than a quarterback.  Fortunately the Hokies have one of the best signal callers in college football.  Logan Thomas is coming off a very impressive r-sophomore season, and he will look to make an even bigger splash in 2012.

Despite being a question mark heading into the 2011 season, Thomas threw for 3,013 yards with 19 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.  His 3,482 yards of total offense marked a new Virginia Tech record.  At 6-6, 262, he is one of the most physically impressive players in the game today.  He’s got a good head on his shoulders, and he’s a good teammate as well.  He has first round pick written all over him.

The Hokies have a big advantage at quarterback, but there are still some questions that need to be addressed.

Logan Thomas

Logan Thomas : Will He Stay or Will He Go?

Logan Thomas will face the biggest decision of his life in early January.  Will he remain at Virginia Tech for his senior season, or will he declare for the NFL Draft?  He’ll have many factors to consider, such as draft projections this year and next year, what other quarterbacks will be in the draft this year, which teams have a need at quarterback, etc.  Often times it’s not an easy decision.

His competition is a mix of rising seniors and juniors.  Matt Barkley (USC) and Tyler Wilson (Arkansas) will be seniors, and they are projected as early first rounders.  Tyler Bray (Tennessee) will be a junior, and he has the potential to be a first round pick.  Landry Jones (Oklahoma) is another possibility.  Thomas seems to be a lock to be one of the top five quarterbacks taken, and perhaps one of the top three.  That makes him a very likely first round selection.  That’s tough to turn down.

On the other hand, if he returns for his senior