Despite Offseason Losses, Virginia Tech’s Offensive Line Forges Ahead

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Lecitus Smith, Virginia Tech
Lecitus Smith will help anchor Virginia Tech’s offensive line in 2021. (Jon Fleming)

Though Virginia Tech lost Christian Darrisaw to the NFL and Doug Nester and Bryan Hudson transferred, the pieces are still in place for the Hokies to put a competent offensive line on the field in 2021.  They may not be quite as deep as they were in 2020, but there are some versatile guys who can play multiple positions.

As of right now, I would probably trust seven – or possibly eight – of Tech’s offensive linemen in a game situation.  That’s not quite as many as last season, but 2020 was truly unique in the history of VT football in terms of offensive line depth.  There were times in the latter stages of the Frank Beamer era when I didn’t think Tech had five FBS level offensive linemen on the roster, much less seven guys who could play at a solid level.  This should still be a good group in 2021.

Let’s explore several topics today, including Tech’s seventh-year