Kyron Drones is the best Virginia Tech option at QB
Pry named Wells the starter at the end of camp and honestly, he played okay in the first two games, but he struggled at times missing wide-open receivers and he really struggled in the second half against the Boilermakers after suffering an ankle injury late in the first half.
Drones moved the Hokies into Purdue territory on their final drive from the 9-yard line and have played well in the two games he started against Rutgers and Marshall. He brings a different dynamic to the offense for opponents to game plan for.
His ability to scramble when protection breaks down is a plus, as is his ability to read the defense and know when to hand it off and when not to. Against Rutgers, he threw a nice ball to wide receiver Da’Quan Felton for a touchdown and has had some of his receivers, mainly Stephen Gosnell, adjust to the ball to make some key receptions.
Ankle injuries are just as tough of an injury as anything else when you’re trying to get back on the field. Wells is finding that out now. Currently, Drones, a transfer from Baylor, is their best option under center moving forward.
There are still eight weeks remaining in the 2023 season and the rest of the schedule is all ACC opponents. A win over Pittsburgh can go a long way toward turning things around this season.