VA Tech's Kyron Drones reveals he'll be working with Colorado football QB Shedeur Sanders, Miami's Cam Ward again

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VA Tech's Kyron Drones enjoyed working with Colorado football star Shedeur Sanders and Miami's Cam Ward so much that he'll be working with the "Grown QB" and ACC rival signal-caller again, as he revealed to VT Scoop's Matej Sis.

“Oh yeah, it was a fun trip," Drones prefaced before saying, "I’ve been working out with Shedeur [Sanders] and Cam [Ward] since like Junior or Senior year of High School. So it was a good trip coming from Texas. We usually work out in Houston, so it was a good trip for all of us just having fun and then going out there in Miami and then having fun, then training. There’s probably going to be another trip like that this summer.”

Drones, a redshirt junior who began his career at Baylor but broke out as the starter in the Hokies' backfield in 2023, showed plenty of promise during his first full season running an offense in Blacksburg. His game certainly resembles Ward's game more than Shedeur's, having rushed for 818 yards and five rushing touchdowns, but his 17:3 touchdown-interception ratio was a junior version of Sanders' (27:3). There's plenty to learn from both upperclassmen who've been able to successfully transition from the FCS ranks to the Power Five; though both certainly took their hits on the chin in the final year of the Pac-12 as we know it in 2023.

Colorado football QB Shedeur Sanders should be more focused on 2024 season than 2025 draft

Most of the talk surrounding Shedeur these days is on his 2025 NFL draft destination after his father, Coach Prime, proclaimed that he, Shilo Sanders, and Travis Hunter will only play for certain teams; "being an Eli" if you will, and taking a page out of Eli Manning's playbook in 2004 when he refused to play for the San Diego Chargers and forced a trade to the New York Giants.

It's not Shedeur's fault, but he needs to bring the focus back on the 2024 season. The Black and Gold spring game will be the perfect opportunity to do that -- though let's be real, Coach Prime will likely say something bombastic again before then, and then will do that several more times after that until the 2024 season kick-off.