Evaluating Virginia Tech's 2017 Linebacker Signees

The Hokies signed four LBs in 2017. What does the film say about Rayshard Ashby, Dylan Rivers, Rico Kearney, and Jaylen Griffin.

Clockwise from top left: Rayshard Ashby, Jaylen Griffin, Rico Kearney, and Dylan Rivers

Virginia Tech's linebacker depth has been an oft-debated topic since four-star signee Trey Edmunds was slotted as a running back instead of a LB in 2012. Bud Foster recruited his deepest and most talented linebacker class in quite some time. The Hokies' current lack of depth, coupled with the distinct skills of each recruit, maps out a potentially quick path to the field for each 2017 signee.

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