Well here we go. It’s time to start ranking the best players in the ACC for the 2018 season. As usual we hope you enjoy the rankings.
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1) Ryan Finley, NC State
Last year it looked Ryan Finley might be headed for the NFL, but returned to NC State and that was great news for Wolfpack fans. Finley passed for over 3,500 yards in 2017 with 17 TDs and just 6 interceptions. He’s 6’4″ – 210 lbs and is projected as a 1st or 2nd round NFL draft choice.
2) Eric Dungey, Syracuse
Eric Dungey is one of the most dynamic players in the ACC, and I had him on the list of top 5 ACC quarterbacks last year too. If Dungey could just remain healthy he could have a special season. The way he shredded up Clemson’s great defense last year was no fluke. He’s a playmaker than ran for over 500 yards and threw for nearly 2,500 yards.
3) Josh Jackson, Virginia Tech
When you break some of Michael Vick’s freshman QB records, you’ve done something. That’s exactly what Josh Jackson did last year starting as a freshman for the Hokies. During the first half of last year, he played as well as any QB in the ACC. There was some un-even play towards the end of the season, but he threw for 2,991 yards and with another year under Justin Fuente he could have a big year in 2018.
4) Kelly Bryant, Clemson
Kelly Bryant had a rough spring game, but let’s not forget he was considered a darkhorse Heisman candidate for 2018 late last year. Bryant is mobile and generally makes good decisions. Remember he completed 15 straight passes again Miami in the ACC Championship game. As good as Bryant was most of last year, he might need to be even better this year to hold off talented freshman Trevor Lawrence.
5) Daniel Jones, Duke
After a great freshman year, I expected Daniel Jones to higher on this list this year. Despite all the physical tools, Jones struggled with some decision making especially in the middle of the season. By the end of the year he started to play like the future NFL prospect many project him as.
If Jones can be more consistent this season, he’ll have a huge season. He threw for 2,691 yards and 14 TDs in 2017.