With Virginia Tech not releasing a summer depth chart (yet), the wait is on. Other sites have "predicted depth charts" but seeing as how they have conflicts with actual depth charts, I'll wait until it's official.
For Starters, let's look at the local players on the All-ACC Preseason Team.
* TE Greg Boone, Virginia Tech - One of the top returning TE's in the country. HS QB who will see time in a modified wildcat formation.
* OG Sergio Render, Virginia Tech - Was 2nd team All-ACC last season. 40 career starts headed into his senior season.
* DE Jason Worlids, Virginia Tech - Top returning sack leader from last season.
* LB Alex Wujciak, Maryland - ACC's second leading tackler last season.
* CB Ras-I Dowling, Virginia - One of the best players in the country at CB, needs to turn pass breakups into picks.
* S Kam Chancellor, Virginia Tech - Feared safety, can play in the box (2 Forced Fumbels) or out (2 INT's).
* P Travis Baltz, Maryland - Led ACC in Punting Average, one of the top punters in the country.
Local Players up for Post-season Awards:
Davey O'Brien Award (Nation's Top Quarterback)
* Tyrod Taylor, Virginia Tech
Doak Walker Award (Nation's Top Running Back)
* Darren Evans, Virginia Tech
* Da'Rel Scott, Maryland
John Mackey Award (Nation's Top Tight End)
* Greg Boone, Virginia Tech
Jim Thorpe Award (Nation's Top Defensive Back)
* Kam Chancellor, Virginia Tech
* Ras-I Dowling, Virginia
* Stephen Virgil, Virginia Tech
Ray Guy Award (Nation's Top Punter)
* Travis Baltz, Maryland
The Next Five National Awards will be announced this week. I would expect Sergio Render to possibly be nominated for the Outland Trophy (Best Interior Lineman). As for the Chuck Bednarik Award (Best Defensive Player) I think Alex Wujciak will be the lone local representive on the list. The Maxwell Award (Best All-Around Player) might have Tyrod Taylor on the list.