Virginia Tech Hokies Best of 2023: Antwaun Powell-Ryland, Dorian Strong Make Adequate Case for Top Spot

Virginia Tech Hokies Best of 2023 moves to the defensive side of the ball with Dorian Strong and Antwaun Powell-Ryland making headlines.

In conjunction with our College Football’s Best series, highlighting the top plays, players, highlights, and moments from all 133 teams, we’re here to showcase the best the Virginia Tech Hokies have had to offer in 2023. Who has stood out? What units are turning heads?

And who from Tech is among the top mentions in our College Football’s Best series this season?

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Virginia Tech Hokies Best of 2023

At College Football Network, we watch every game. Every player. Every team. And our notebooks are chock full of top players, plays, highlights, and moments. Today, I’m emptying the notebook.

Below, find the Hokies’ noteworthy players, groupings, or units, all listed under a different category: good, great, grand, or wonderful. Every team across the country has put forth their best efforts in 2023, and through four weeks of action, those players deserve notoriety for what they’ve put forth this season.

Highlighting the best with a line from the one and only Chris Farley, welcome to this season’s Good, Great, Grand, Wonderful!

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Good: Bob Schick, RG

Tech’s right guard has been on one this season. He’s a great pass protector but perhaps an even better run blocker. Bob Schick has shown that this season.

Great: Keli Lawson, LB

Leading the charge with 41 total tackles, Keli Lawson is more than just a guy in the right place at the right time, he’s an instinctual freak with great strength at the point of contact.

Grand: Dorian Strong, CB

The longtime Tech cornerback is up to his usual tricks for the Hokies. Dorian Strong has an interception and two pass breakups as he’s shown he can still limit opposing WR1s in coverage.

Wonderful: Antwaun Powell-Ryland, EDGE

If you’d believe it, Antwaun Powell-Ryland immediately made a splash for Tech in 2023. Transferring in from Florida, his best game came in Week 1 against ODU, but he’s been a consistent force off the edge for the Hokies.

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