2014 Preview: Tight ends

Last season, Virginia Tech had just one reliable pass catching tight end, and that was a true freshman who had played just one year of high school football while split out as a wide receiver. When you consider that, it’s pretty remarkable what Kalvin Cline was able to do last season.

Still, the Hokies need more production from that position. Fortunately they have talent and experience at the position.

Kalvin Cline: 617 career snaps
Ryan Malleck: 475 career snaps
Darius Redman: 186 career snaps

The Hokies will also add a talented r-freshman (Bucky Hodges) to the mix. No matter whether you view this position as a strength or simply not a weakness, you have to admit that Tech is in much better shape this year than they were a year ago.