What Can Be Taken From Virginia Tech's Spring Football Game

Dustin HughesContributor IApril 30, 2009

JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 1:  The Virginia Tech band cheers on the field as the Virginia Tech Hokies tie the game just before half-time while taking on the Boston College Eagles in the ACC Championship Game at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium December 1, 2007 in Jacksonville, Florida. Virginia Tech defeated Boston College 30-16.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)

Quite often fans read way too deep into their teams spring game. It's hard to really get a feel of how the team is going to do based on a glorified practice.

There was a few things that you could gather from Virginia Tech's spring game.

First off, the offensive line is much more athletic than in years past. The line opened up holes and pass protected well for the majority of the snaps. There is also some depth beginning to form up front for the Hokies.

Something else Hokie fans can take from the spring game is that Ryan Williams is for real. Everyone knew the kid was fast, but he's faster on the field than most realized. He also has a decent amount of power to him, which most people did not know.

Several Hokie fans have been critical of Tyrod Taylor after his spring game performance when in fact his performance was really impressive.

What made him look better than in the past is his throwing motion. The much documented hitch has been fixed and his passes have much more zip. His release is also much quicker than it was before.

Yes Taylor wasn't amazing in the spring game, but the yellow jersey severely limited his abilities. It's much easier to touch Taylor than to it is to tackle him.

The back-up quarterback battle this spring gave Hokie fans two reasons to be excited.

Ju-Ju Clayton looks like he will be a capable back-up to Taylor this fall. While Clayton did not have a great spring game, he did have a very impressive spring overall causing coach Frank Beamer to draw comparisons to former Hokie Bryan Randall.

As for the other part of that battle, Marcus Davis proved he is an athletic freak and will be a force at receiver in the future.

While this may not alone be a reason to proclaim the Virginia Tech National Champions,  but several of the questions they had going into the spring were answered. This may be the year for Virginia Tech.