Let's take a look at the top cornerbacks in ACC Football.
Previous and Upcoming Rankings
1) Caleb Farley, Virginia Tech
Virginia Tech’s Caleb Farley and Jermaine Waller, who will see later on this list, form the ACC’s best CB tandem for 2020. Farley was 2019 1st team All-ACC that led the conference in passes defended with 16. He is projected as a 1st round NFL pick, and some NFL scouts think he could be the first CB taken in the 2021 NFL draft.
2) Derion Kendrick, Clemson
Derion Kendrick was switched on an emergency basis to CB in the spring of 2019, and turned into 2nd team All-ACC selection. He had 51 tackles last season with 2 interceptions. With a full year to continue learning the CB position, he could become another 1st round NFL pick for a CB from the ACC. After just 1 year playing the position he was projected as a 2nd or 3rd rounder.
3) Asante Samuel Jr., Florida State
Asante Samuel Jr. was a 3rd team All-ACC performer last season. He led the ACC in pass breakups, with 48 tackles on the season. DraftScout.com has Samuel’s projected as 2nd round NFL Pick. Samuel’s has great bloodlines, his father played in the NFL. Asante Samual was a 4-time pro-bowler.
4) Tre Swilling, Georgia Tech
Tre Swilling is son of Georgia Tech legend Pat Swilling, but he’s making a name for himself as one of the best CBs in the ACC. He had 10 passes defended last season, to go along with fumble recovery and interception. Scouts love his ball skills, and as a RS JR, is already projected to be a mid round NFL pick looking to move higher.
5) Jermaine Waller, Virginia Tech
When you have 2 players among the top 5 CBs in the ACC, then you are doing really well. That’s what Virginia Tech has with Caleb Farley and now Jermaine Waller. The 2019 Honorable Mention All-ACC player had 3 interceptions last season to go along with 13 passes defended. He’s only had 1 year starting at CB, but is a definite NFL prospect down the road.