I try to narrow my focus watching the spring game, especially when the game isn't televised so I can't go back to review. Here are my areas of focus. What should I add?
1) Young defensive backs. They are easy to isolate away from the ball, and it sounds like Bryce Watts, DJ Crossen, Devon Hunter, and Jermaine Waller all will have a chance to contribute. That also allows me to get some residual idea of how the WRs are performing.
2) Dzansi, Darrisaw, L. Smith, and A. Brown. None were part of the last spring game and have not been seen by the public, and those four will likely be the core of the next generation of the VT OL as these young skill guys mature.
Don't read too much into the running game and front seven play. Without the QB being live, the defense can really cheat on the running back. Pay attention to tackling, but the running game will tend to struggle without the threat of the QB option keeper.
I am not sure where I am going to set up yet. If you see me, say hello.