Fighting Gobbler Poll of the Week: Who is the Hokies’ Best Defensive Player?


Sep 26, 2013; Atlanta, GA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies cornerback Brandon Facyson (31) celebrates an interception with cornerback Kendall Fuller (11) in the first half against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets at Bobby Dodd Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Last week, we asked you if the Virginia Tech Hokies would win the ACC Coastal after they had been selected to finished third in the ACC Coastal at the ACC Kickoff. The Hokies have had a couple rough seasons the last two years but the poll proved that despite the concerns at quarterback, there is plenty of optomism with the talent on defense and at the skill position on offense.

Of the 31 votes we received, 21 of those votes were in favor of the Hokies winning the ACC Coastal and returning to the ACC Championship with only 10 “no” votes on the Hokies winning the ACC Coastal. The Hokies will be in for a battle but with the known talents the Hokies have on defense and at the skill positions on offense other than quarterback, there is plenty of reason for this type of optomism in Blacksburg.

Last week, Fighting Gobbler took a look at the Hokies’ top players on offense at quarterback, running back, wide receiver, tight end, and on the offensive line. This week, we’re looking at the defensive side of the ball and started by taking a look at defensive end. Now, we want to ask you who you think is the Hokies’ best overall defensive player?

Kendall Fuller is definitely one of the top contenders as the sophomore cornerback had a sensational freshman season and definitely has the talent to be an All-American at the end of the season. Brandon Facyson might not have the same national recognition as Kendall Fuller but Facyson also had a very good freshman season and could be ready to steal some national attention and is a sleeper to be an All-American.

Luther Maddy is one of the best defensive tackles in all of college football and the best defensive tackle in the ACC. Maddy will look to prove that he is one of the best defensive linemen in college football this fall and definitely could also be an All-American with a strong senior season. Kyshoen Jarrett has become one of the toughest players on the team and he is very much under the radar but has a lot of talent and is likely going to be selected in the first four rounds of the 2015 NFL Draft.

Is one of those four players the Hokies’ best defensive player or is it someone else like Dadi Nicolas or Detrick Bonner? We will leave that question up to you in our Fighting Gobbler Poll of the Week.