Well here we go. It’s time to start ranking the best players in the ACC for the 2019 season. As usual we hope you enjoy the rankings.
Previous and Upcoming Rankings
1) Trevor Lawrence, Clemson
Trevor Lawrence is the best QB in the ACC. He’s the best QB in college football. Any argument Tua Tagovailoa is better were answered for the moment in the national title game when he shredded Alabama’s defense into pieces. He would have been the first QB taken in this year’s NFL Draft. If his trajectory remains the same, he’ll the be nation’s number 1 QB this year and next year, before being the first player taken in the 2021 NFL draft. Any questions?
2) Bryce Perkins, Virginia
I think Bryce Perkins is one of best kept secrets in college football. Sure ACC and Virginia fans know what a talent Perkins is, but the rest of country will likely find out this year. Perkins led Virginia to an 8-5 season, and a 28-0 thrashing of South Carolina in the Belk Bowl. He threw for 2,680 yards last year while running for over 900 yards. Perkins makes the Virginia the likely Coastal Division pre-season favorite.
3) Ryan Willis, Virginia Tech
After Lawrence and Perkins, it’s a big pile of question marks at QBs in the ACC. Ryan Willis is a proven commodity, but he may not even be the starter at QB for Virginia Tech when the season starts. That said, if Virginia Tech goes with Willis, they’ll be a lot better off than most ACC teams. He had 2,716 yards passing last year with 24 TDs against just 9 interceptions. He’s absolute gamer and tough as nails.
4) Tommy DeVito, Syracuse
Tommy DeVito has big shoes to fill following the depart Eric Dungey, but I have feeling he’ll do fine. He was a highly ranked HS QB in 2017, and now in his 3rd season in the Syracuse program the sophomore is ready to thrive. He scored 3 TDs against Florida State and led Syracuse to an OT victory over UNC. Expect big numbers from the 6’2 QB.
5) Quentin Harris, Duke
Whether you agree with Daniel Jones being a top 10 NFL pick, the fact is he was a top 10 NFL pick under the guidance of QB whisperer David Cutcliffe. The next in line as Duke QB is Quentin Harris. Harris had 7 TD passes in just 2 starts and spot duty last year. When Jones was injured, he helped lead Duke to a win at 9 win Northwestern. He’ll be one of the better dual-threat QB’s in the ACC this year.