3 Virginia Tech football players with the most to gain in the Spring Game

Which three Virginia Tech football players have the most to gain in Saturday's Spring Game in Blacksburg?
MTSU linebacker Sam Brumfield (33) celebrates sacking Murray State quarterback DJ Williams (2)
MTSU linebacker Sam Brumfield (33) celebrates sacking Murray State quarterback DJ Williams (2) / HELEN COMER/The Daily News Journal / USA
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Saturday afternoon, the Virginia Tech football team will play their annual Spring Game at Lane Stadium beginning at 3 o’clock. There are going to be several eyes on the game that will play a traditional 15-minute first quarter, a 12-minute second quarter then 12-minute third and fourth quarters with running time.

For some, this game is just about getting timing down, but for others, it’s about making a case for some playing time next fall on a team that is expected to improve on last season’s 7-6 campaign that ended with a Military Bowl victory over Tulane. Here are three players who have a lot to gain from this Saturday’s Spring Game in Blacksburg.

Montavious Cunningham

Virginia Tech brings back most of its offensive line for quarterback Kyron Drones, but in December, the Hokies added Georgia State transfer Montavious Cunningham from the transfer portal. Last season for the Panthers, the 6-foot-4, 310-pound Georgia native played 743 snaps in 11 games and only allowed two sacks playing at right tackle. During spring practices with the Hokies, he’s played some guard and performed well according to head coach Brent Pry.

Flexibility will be big for Cunningham to find his way into both positions next season. It’s going to be interesting to see how he performs his first time out in Blacksburg. Chris Hummer of 247Sports listed the offensive line as a position of need in the upcoming transfer portal, but Cunningham has a chance to impress and possibly change the thinking there.