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Virginia Tech QB Jerod Evans Declares For NFL Draft

Jerod Evans only spent one season at Virginia Tech, but he made it count. Now, he is off to the NFL.

Evans transferred to the Hokies from Trinity Valley Community College, and led the team to a 10-4 record and ACC Coastal division title in Justin Fuente's first season in Blacksburg. Today, Evans somewhat unexpectedly announced that he will forego his final year of eligibility, and head to the NFL Draft.

Evans has good NFL size at 6-foot-4, 235 pounds, and is quite mobile, accruing 847 rushing yards and 12 touchdowns on the ground this season. His passing numbers were also quite solid, completing 63.5-percent of his throws for 3,552 yards, 29 touchdowns, and just eight interceptions.

However, he has not been floated as an obvious NFL Draft prospect. Evans isn't listed on CBS Sports' list of potential 2017 QB draft prospects, but is in at No. 6 on the site's 2018 list.

The departure definitely throws a bit of a wrench into Virginia Tech's plans for next season, though its hard to bet against Justin Fuente based on what he's done as far at Tech and his tenure at Memphis.