By Matt LaPan
Week 1 stats: 8 tackles (3 solo), 1 sack
There were not a lot of bright spots for Virginia Tech as it was run over by No. 1 Alabama, but Tyler showed some surprising ability to diagnose plays. He hits the hole strong and is a sure tackler. He also showed he has the ability to make plays in the backfield, with 1.5 tackles for loss and a sack.