The expansion and expertise that may be seen watching Tyrod Taylor's soccer profession has been superb. Arriving at Virginia Tech as a 5 star recruiter, he was anticipated to redshirt and wait behind the present starter Sean Glennon. The redshirt didn’t final a single recreation and his uncooked expertise saved Virginia Tech from their first shutout in over a decade.
Every year in this system you can see leaps in Taylor's grasp of the offensive, however particularly in 2009. After the beautiful victory over Nebraska in Blacksburg, it was like a lightweight bulb went on. After this Tyrod grew to become much less of a "one possibility after which run" sort quarterback. He nonetheless had the wheels, however used them to purchase time within the passing recreation somewhat than successful yards.
The legal responsibility lastly sank into its pure skill, making it some of the environment friendly QBs within the NCAA final yr. Now heading into 2010 with a fairly strong offensive line, and probably the greatest working again tandems within the nation, Taylor is predicted to excel within the passing recreation though Virginia Tech is a run first group.
He was nominated for a number of watch lists for the 2010 season. After all, these lists don’t resolve who will obtain the award (which is predicated on 2010 efficiency), nevertheless it speaks volumes concerning the respect he has earned nationally. He has been placed on the next watch lists: Davey O'Brien Nationwide Quarterback Award, Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award, and the Maxwell Award.
After all successful any of those awards is simply icing on the cake. To win, it’s important to have an excellent season. And an excellent season at Virginia Tech means an ACC Championship win, a BCS beginning, and being in rivalry to go to the Nationwide Championship recreation. Having an excellent season additionally strikes up your NFL draft standing fairly dramatically.