Preseason Thoughts: More Athleticism In The Secondary

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The Hokies probably won’t miss a beat with Tyrone Nix coaching the safeties. (image via Facebook Live)

Terrell Edmunds, Adonis Alexander, Greg Stroman and Brandon Facyson are all on NFL rosters right now. Three of them were draft picks, and Edmunds was a first round pick. Facyson wasn’t drafted, but he did pull down an interception for the Chargers last night. It’s hard to believe, but that was his first interception since he was a true freshman at Virginia Tech.

Clearly the Hokies lost a lot of talent at defensive back last season, and I didn’t even include Mook Reynolds. But the cupboard isn’t bare. There are plenty of reasons to be excited about this group.

Let’s start off the article with the first topic…new safeties coach Tyrone Nix.

No Worries About Tyrone Nix

I believe that Galen Scott was a good coach. He coached the free safeties, rovers, and whips last season, and I think he did an excellent job at each spot.

Rover: Reggie Floyd took over in his first season as a starter and exceeded expectations.

Free safety: The Hokies used four free safeties throughout the season – Terrell Edmunds, Divine Deablo, Mook Reynolds and Khalil