Virginia Tech Football: 3 instant takeaways from 2024 Spring Game

It was a very promising Spring Game for Virginia Tech Saturday afternoon at Lane Stadium.
Military Bowl presented by - Virginia Tech v Tulane
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The much antipacted 2024 Spring Game did not disappoint for Virginia Tech.

Maroon captured a 21-14 victory, but there were many more positives than negatives in the game. The rosters were split about as evenly as possible and despite a windy day at Lane Stadium, there were some good throws by the quarterbacks and big plays made on both sides of the ball. Here are three instant takeaways from the 2024 Spring Game.

1. Kyron Drones looked good

Kyron Drones
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Kyron Drones picked up where he left off last season, moving the ball downfield and making good throws. He was 6-for-10 for 122 yards and a pair of touchdown passes, one to P.J. Prioleau and one to Ja'Ricous Hairston. He was moved all around the pocket and made some nice reads and throws. If he looks this good in the fall, the offense can and will put some serious points in 2024.

2. Defense was flying on both sides

Hudson Card, Keyshawn Burgos
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Over the eight games of the season, last fall and in the bowl game against Tulane, the Hokies' defense was a big part of their success that saw them win six of their last nine games. Saturday, the defense on both sides, especially along the line, was active and all over the place. Keyshawn Burgos had the best day and Iowa Western Community College transfer Kemari Copeland had an interception. Sam Brumfield looked good as a linebacker with good speed and Dorian Strong had an interception of Drones in the end zone in the first quarter. The defense looked as good as anyone could hope it would.

3. Virginia Tech has depth.... everywhere

Brent Pry
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One huge takeaway from the game, Virginia Tech has depth everywhere. Wide receivers, running backs, offensive line, defensive line, you name it, they have it. Pry has done a great job of adding transfer portal talent and some of the freshman and younger returning guys looked really good. You never want to suffer injuries, but Hokies' fans have to be happy with the amount of depth at a lot of positions heading into fall camp.

Overall, it was a good afternoon on all fronts for Virginia Tech and fans should be ready for a potential special fall in Blacksburg.