Virginia Tech: Power Ranking the Running Backs

Ty HodgesContributor IAugust 26, 2010

After having watched the spring practices, here are some updated scores regarding Virginia Tech's running back situation.

1) Ryan Williams (9.6/10): What can be said about this extraordinary running back? He is explosive, very physical, and is only a sophomore. It is pretty safe to say that if Williams has a season like he did last year, he will likely be a first round draft pick in the 2011 NFL Draft.

2) David Wilson (8.7/10): Simply put, Wilson is a bullet on the field. He is lightning fast, very elusive, and is set to give defenses fits. It is likely he won't be the second string running back for Virginia Tech this year, but he deserves to be. This kid is going to be special.

3) Darren Evans (8.1/10): Evans is a very good running back but will likely play a supporting role to Williams this season. I had Evans ranked ahead of Wilson before the spring practices but after seeing them practice, it's obvious that Evans isn't the same player as before. He is still a good back, but nowhere near as dominant as he was.

4) Tony Gregory (7.3/10): Gregory is young and still has some time to develop his skills. As a redshirt freshman, he will get time to work on his speed and strength a bit, but he is a decent running back until that point.

5) Zac Evans (6.0/10): The lesser of the two Evans' on the team is a redshirt sophomore, and in all honesty probably won't see much playing time in his time at Virginia Tech. With Gregory, Wilson, Evans, and Williams all in front of him, Evans will likely be a bench-warmer for the time being unless something big happens.


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