Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Ranking the 2008 ACC Players

Here is a quick power rating of the top players in the conference:

1. Cullen Harper - Clemson - QB
- Had a ridiculous 27-6 TD to INT ratio in '07. Will need to duplicate that feat or defenses will be able to focus on Davis and Spiller.

2. Alphonso Smith - Wake Forest - CB
- I'm a huge fan of Wake's defense. Smith is the lead ballhawk for the Deacs. He had eight picks and four forced fumbles last season.

3. Michael Johnson - Georgia Tech - DE
- Is a freak at defensive end and will give opposing QB's fits all year.

4. James Davis - Clemson - RB
- The better overall back between he and Spiller. When he's on, he can't be stopped.

5. Sergio Render - Virginia Tech - OL
- Maybe the best guard to come through Tech. The Hokie line will be solid this year.

6. Brian Toal - Boston College - LB
- BC had one of the best defenses in the country last year. Without Toal. Scary.

7. Macho Harris - Virginia Tech - CB
- Will be able to impact games as a return man more in '08. Tied for the team lead in picks last year.

8. Aaron Kelly - Clemson - WR
- Led the ACC in TDs by a wide margin last year.

9. CJ Spiller - Clemson - RB
- Lots of speed. The Tigers have tons of talent at skill positions. But how will the O-line and D hold up?

10. Eugene Monroe - Virginia - OL
- Has a pair of good backs to open holes for this season.

11. Riley Skinner - Wake Forest - QB
- All he does is win.

12. Hakeem Nicks - North Carolina - WR
- Led the conference in YPC last year. Good deep threat.

13. Ron Brace - Boston College - DT
- Main reason BC was among the best against the run last year.

14. Clint Sintim - Virginia - LB
- Had nine sacks as a linebacker last year. Will he be able to repeat that number without Howie Long's son getting double-teamed this year?

15. Sean Glennon - Virginia Tech - QB
- Maybe the most accurate passer in the conference. Doesn't make dumb mistakes. Improved his TD to INT ratio immensely last season.

1 comment:

Willy Mac said...

I think it'd be better put that CJ Spiller needs to learn how to run a bit more north/south and between the tackles to become a better back. He just can't seem to get that right.