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2021 NFL Draft Prospect: Khalil Herbert, RB, Virginia Tech

Khalil Herbert Virginia Tech Hokies
Virginia Tech Hokies did a great job at landing grad transfers this year. Khalil Herbert has been a huge addition to the Hokies offense and Special Teams.

Khalil Herbert has a little Tarik Cohen in him. If you are not aware who Khalil is you may want to turn on a Virginia Tech game.

His 357 all-purpose yards mark a new program record for the Hokies, and he became the first Tech player to ever post 100+ rushing yards and 100+ kick return yards in the same contest.

Herbert is just a 5’9 scat back who weighs 212 pounds, but he has averaged 10 plus yards a game this year. The grad transfer has been one of the best returner in the game too. He transferred from Kansas, I am not sure Kansas knew how big of a weapon the Florida native could have been for them.

Khalil currently leads FBS in all-purpose yards per game (276.5) and rushing (156.0 ypg).

Out of high school, Herbert a Coral Springs, Florida native decided to take his talents to Kansas. He was a three star recruit according to ESPN and was a talented player in high school racking up 861 yards on the ground on just 118 carries his senior year. He also scored 9 touchdowns.

As a senior, Herbert led KU in rushing before he decided to leave and transfer with 384 yards. He left the program with 1,735 yards for his career and took his talents to Blacksburg.

What a great decision it was too, because beamer Ball is no joke and Herbert has turned into a stud for the Hokies.

NFL Draft Diamonds Scouting Notes:

I love small backs that have speed and elusiveness. Smaller backs have had some success in the NFL. Players like Maurice Jones-Drew, Tarik Cohen and Devin Singletary have all been competitive at the next level. Only Cohen has the special teams ability that Herbert has in my opinion. Right now, Khalil Herbert is playing at a very high level on Special Teams and NFL teams will value that heavily. Look at Cordarelle Patterson and Andre Roberts. Right now, they are tearing it up in the NFL as return men. Khalil Herbert has a great shot at the NFL because of his versatility. – Damond Talbot, NFL Draft Diamonds Owner

NFL Draft Diamonds was created to assist the underdogs playing the sport. We call them diamonds in the rough. My name is Damond Talbot, I have worked extremely hard to help hundreds of small school players over the past several years, and will continue my mission. We have several contributors on this site, and if they contribute their name and contact will be in the piece above. You can email me at nfldraftdiamonds@gmail.com

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