2014: Linebackers

Virginia Tech has big question marks at linebacker.  Jack Tyler and Tariq Edwards are both gone, and there is a ton of inexperience behind them.  How quickly can Bud Foster reload the mike and backer positions?

Tyler and Edwards were two very productive linebackers, as you can see from their career numbers…

Tyler: 31 career starts, 286 tackles, 32.5 TFL, 8.5 sacks
Edwards: 28 career starts, 170 tackles, 22.5 TFL, 7 sacks

That’s a lot of starts, and a lot of big plays in the offensive backfield.  Combine that with the losses on the defensive line, and Bud Foster will be replacing a lot of production in the front seven this season.