Virginia Tech Spring Practice Recap: The Offense, Part 2

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Ryan Malleck
Ryan Malleck was the Offensive MVP of spring practice.

Today we’ll take a closer look at tight end and the offensive line at the conclusion of spring practice.

Tight End

I’m listing Bucky Hodges as a wide receiver now because he basically never plays tight end, so you won’t see him discussed here.

1: Ryan Malleck (6-5, 245, r-Sr.)
2: Kalvin Cline (6-4, 245, r-So.)
3: Xavier Burke (6-3, 261, Fr.)
4: Dakota Jackson (6-3, 269, r-Jr.)

Ryan Malleck is as solid as the day is long. He was named Offensive MVP of spring practice. On balance, he is Virginia Tech’s best tight end. He is effective in the passing game, and he is also a good in-line blocker. He’s a traditional tight end who can put his hand in the ground, but you can also split him out wide a bit as well.

Kalvin Cline had a good year as a true freshman two years ago. In fact, what he was able to accomplish was quite impressive. Despite only playing one year of high school football and never playing tight end, he started for the Hokies and caught