​Virginia Tech football has found itself in a rough patch lately. They were 7-1 on the season with an outside chance at playoff contention, and a huge matchup in Coral Gables against undefeated Miami would've jumped them to the top of the rankings.

However, Miami proved too much for the Hokies, as they lost convincingly 28-10. The next week they were upset by Georgia Tech to sink their chances at a top bowl game. That's not all though; they will reportedly be without their starting safety for the year. 

All signs point to Terrell Edmunds undergoing season-ending shoulder surgery, which will be a big blow to VT's defense. Edmunds, a redshirt junior, has been a huge part of this team over the past couple years. 

This season, he's fourth on the team with 59 total tackles, including 2.5 tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks. He's been great in the passing game as well, posting 2 interceptions, 4 breakups, and 6 pass defenses. 

Edmunds is considered one of the top safety prospects in college football, expecting to be picked in the second or third round of the 2018 NFL Draft. Now, he might be forced to stay in college another year if his stock falls due to the injury.