Ok, so we'll get the obvious player out of the way in quarterback Kyron Drones. At the beginning of the season, Pry announced that Grant Wells was going to be the starting quarterback, but there were some plays for his backup from Baylor. An ankle injury in Week 2 against Purdue for Wells opened the door for Drones and the sophomore took full advantage. After getting his feet under him in his first two starts on the road in non-conference games against Rutgers and Marshall, once ACC play began, he was a different player.
Drones threw for 1,993 yards and had a 58% completion rate with 15 touchdowns and just three interceptions. He became a dual-threat with his feet and rushed for 642 yards on 146 carries and four touchdowns. He formed a connection with his receivers and as the season went along, the playbook was opened up more, and he became a very good QB. He recently announced that he is coming back for 2024 and with a full offseason in Blacksburg knowing he's going to be the guy is an opportunity to take the next step next season with an offense that is going to be very good with all the players that have announced who are returning.