A look forward: Defensive backs

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Virginia Tech has a ton of talented, versatile defensive backs. That makes projecting their positions somewhat difficult. However, that’s one of the reasons Torrian Gray is such a successful coach. He recruits versatile players who can line up in multiple spots so he can always get his best 4-5 guys on the field.

This spring, Gray will have to replace starting safeties Detrick Bonner and Kyshoen Jarrett. Even though both guys could end up being drafted, I don’t believe that replacing them will be a huge issue.

It’s really hard to break down the secondary on a position-by-position basis simply because there are so many guys who could play multiple spots, and we don’t know how the initial depth chart will look. Instead, I’ll talk about each player individually and the spots he could potentially play.

Kendall Fuller
Kendall Fuller

#11 Kendall Fuller (6-0, 190, Jr.)

Fuller was a First Team All-ACC selection in 2014, and he was also named a Second Team All-American by Walter Camp, the Football Writers Association of America, Fox Sports, and USA Today. The AP and Athlon had him as a Third Team All-American. He did all this with a fractured wrist.

In other words, Fuller is a really good player and overall the most talented player on Tech’s defense. He has eight career interceptions and 34 total passes