2016 Virginia Tech Football Preview: Wide Receivers And Tight Ends

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Bucky Hodges
Bucky Hodges (7) and Isaiah Ford (1) headline a top-heavy receiving corps for Virginia Tech.

This morning, Stewart Mandel picked Virginia Tech to finish sixth in the Coastal Division in 2016.  Perhaps he’ll be correct, but even if he is, his reasoning isn’t sound.  Here’s his quote on Tech…

“Justin Fuente worked miracles at Memphis but does not inherit much cause for excitement on either side of the ball in Year 1.”

Defensively, I can see where he’s coming from.  The Hokies don’t have any stars on that side of the ball.  But I really don’t know what he’s talking about when it comes to offense.  Tech is one of three teams in the country to return a 1,000 yard rusher and a 1,000 yard receiver.  Last I checked, that’s a reason for excitement.  I’m glad he said it though, because I was having trouble coming up with a way to start this article.  Problem solved!

I’m excited about the potential of Tech’s offense this year.  They return several playmakers and all the quarterbacks are capable of doing things with their feet.  Three things need to happen to reach that potential, however.

1: The Hokies need solid efficiency from their quarterback....