Virginia Tech QB Kyron Drones gets an interesting ranking of ACC quarterbacks

Kyron Drones was ranked in the Top 5 of ACC quarterbacks for the 2024 season, but could he have been ranked higher?
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Going into the 2024 season, Virginia Tech football fans are hoping that quarterback Kyron Drones picks up in Week 1 at Vanderbilt where he left off in December following a Military Bowl win over Tulane in Annapolis, Maryland.

One of the many retainments that Hokies coach Brent Pry got once the regular season ended with a bowl-eligible win over Virginia on Thanksgiving Weekend was Drones. The Baylor transfer took over full-time in Week 3 after starter Grant Wells was injured in a Week 2 loss at home to Purdue.

It's no secret that Virginia Tech's season turned after Drones got two games under his belt in Week's 3 and 4 and he led the Hokies to a 5-3 finish in the ACC and it's safe to say that he had a breakout turnaround. After playing very well in the Spring Game on April 13, Drones looks like he's ready to take the next step in 2024 with hisn teammates and one national college football writer recently ranked the ACC quartebacks for the 2024 campaign and Drones finished with a surprising ranking.

Virginia Tech QB Kyron Drones ranked fifth in the ACC post spring

In a ranking of ACC quarterbacks for the 2024 season, Drones was ranked fifth by 247Sports, despite them having a glowing review of him.

"Buy your stock in Kyron Drones now before it's too late. Brent Pry found gold in the transfer portal last cycle, landing Drones from Baylor who took the ACC by storm as a reliable dual-threat option for the Hokies, doing so after an injury to Grant Wells in September. He was responsible for 22 touchdowns and nearly 3,000 yards of total offense as a first-time starter and worked on his game this offseason, training with Colorado's Shedeur Sanders and Miami's Cam Ward. He'll have a chance to lead the conference in rushing for a quarterback if he stays healthy."

Drones does bring a huge skill-set where he can hurt you with his arm and legs. We saw that last season as there were many times where a defender came up to tackle him and he ran them over. Working out with Sanders and Ward is going to do nothing but help him and give that much more confidence going into the season.

As for the QBs ranked ahead of him, Haynes King of Georgia Tech was No. 4, Grayson McCall of North Carolina State was No. 3, DJ Uiagalelei of Florida State was No. 2 and Ward was No. 1. You be the judge if Drones should be a spot or two higher.