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Virginia Tech football: Four former Hokies ready for their first NFL minicamp

The 2024 NFL draft is in the books, and no Virginia Tech Hokies were drafted. It’s proof that the talent level in Blacksburg is down after a rough few seasons, but it’s also fair to point out that head coach Brent Pry did a phenomenal job retaining all of Virginia Tech’s top draft-eligible players.

While no one was drafted, two former Hokies were signed to undrafted free-agent contracts: Defensive tackles Norell Pollard and Pheldarius Payne. Pollard inked a deal with the Washington Commanders, while Payne signed with the Houston Texans.

Pollard played in 61 career games for the Hokies over five seasons, most of which as a starter.