Virginia Tech and the NFL: Players, Wins, And Recruiting Rankings

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Tremaine Edmunds, Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech
Tremaine Edmunds and Tyrod Taylor are two of Virginia Tech’s most notable NFL alumni. (Ivan Morozov)

For the first time since 1993, Virginia Tech did not have a player selected in the NFL Draft this past spring.  A total of 21 former Virginia Tech players are currently in the NFL, including rookie free agents, and Trey Edmunds, who finished his career at Maryland.  Some of those are good bets to be released before the regular season begins in September.

It’s no secret that Virginia Tech’s overall talent level dropped off in the last few years, and that shows up in the school’s NFL numbers.  However, the Hokies are still doing something they have always been known to do.  The coaches appear to be getting the most out of their talent, at least when it comes to the number of NFL players on the team.

The following table is sorted by number of NFL players per ACC program, but you can also sort it on wins over the last five seasons, wins per current NFL player, and average recruiting class ranking.  Take a good look at the table for a few minutes, assemble your thoughts, and then keep reading.

TeamNFL PlayersWins Last 5 Years