NAME: Reggie Floyd
SCHOOL: Virginia Tech
JERSEY: No. 21
RECRUITMENT RATING: 3-star
WT: 221 lbs
Floyd became a starter in 2017 as a sophomore in an experienced secondary that featured now NFL players Terrell Edmunds, Greg Stroman, Adonis Alexander and Brandon Facyson. Compiling 72 tackles, three tackles for loss, three interceptions, four pass breakups and two forced fumbles, Floyd was a productive starter but is now looked at as a veteran in what will be an inexperienced Hokies group of defensive backs in 2018.
What stands out most about Floyd is his blend of size and range. He is comfortable working in deep zones but plays forward against the run and quick game with urgency, fast processing skills and physicality. Additionally, Floyd made some impressive plays on the ball last season both playing forward and with his back to the line of scrimmage. He has the upside of a highly versatile defensive back with appealing physical traits. Floyd has impressive movement skills and burst given his frame.
An aggressive player by nature, there are times that it gets him in trouble by coming in too hot on a tackle attempt and whiffing while also guilty of biting hard on false keys in the backfield. Cleaning up his processing skills and controlling his aggression is necessary for him to develop consistency in his output. With that said, his contact power and balance when he is in proper positioning to make a tackle is excellent.
Floyd has some areas to clean up but in terms of mental processing, but he has a strong foundation and appealing physical traits that could make him a riser. The immediate challenge ahead for Floyd and the Hokies is getting a defense with so much turnover to gel as a collective unit.
– Joe Marino