I am so proud of our NFL talent, specifically I'm happy about the breakout year of rookie Eddie Royal. Looking around at other Hokie WR who are new to the league you have fellow rookie Josh Morgan in San Francisco and with 1-year experience you have David Clowney on the Jets. So how the hell did that happen? I mean these wideouts were all great at Tech but why weren't they the considered "amazing-always-talked-about-threats" that most prolific receivers are? Was it Glennon's bad arm or was it that three-hundred pound gorilla in the corner, Stinespring's play calling? Was it Bryan who was unable to spot the playmakers? Or was Glennon unable to make good passing decisions in the pocket?
Looking at the numbers, Virginia Tech has a TERRIBLE pass offense ranking (data source) and has historically had a very bad ranking over Stinespring's era, beginning in 2002. No surprises there. But consider the fact that Virginia Tech has more NFL drafted Wide Receivers than almost any other school and since Stinespring took over they have had 5 WR go pro - which tops USC, Florida, FSU, Texas, Georgia, and Texas Tech. Comparing draft selections with the passing offense rankings and you can see quite a disparity between the 7 teams:
With all that receiver talent on the field how does VT end up with such a miserable passing game year after year? Is it the Quarterback position? Is it that we are a run-first offense? Is it Stinespring? Granted you can also consider the importance of TE positions in passing calculations, but oh yeah, that's right VT has one of them in the pros too.
You can't make a direct mathematical connection between NFL drafting and offensive performance but the talent produced by Virginia Tech is undeniable and there are plenty of people who spend many millions of dollars just to figure who should be offered an NFL contract so how is that the NFL can make productive professional athletes out of these players and we are unable to capitalize more while they are at VT? You can easily also point the blame toward our coaching staff, in particular wide receiver and quarterback coaches, but its Stinespring's decision on where to put the ball and it seems to me that he should have gotten some better production with what options he had.