Preview 2017: CFN All-ACC Team & Top 30 Players

Preview 2017: CFN All-ACC Team & Top 30 Players

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Preview 2017: CFN All-ACC Team & Top 30 Players

CollegeFootballNews.com Preview 2017: All-ACC Team & Top 30 Players


Who are the best and brightest stars of the ACC going into the 2017 season? Welcome to the CFN All-ACC Team & Top 30 Players.


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ATLANTIC: Boston Coll | Clemson | FSU
Louisville | NC St | Syracuse | Wake Forest

COASTAL: Duke | Ga Tech | Miami
UNC | Pitt | Virginia | Va Tech

2017 All-ACC Team & Top 30 Players

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2017 CFN Preseason ACC Offensive Player of the Year

QB Lamar Jackson, Jr. Louisville

Of course several new ACC offensive playmakers will emerge this season, but with the loss of UNC QB Mitchell Trubisky, FSU RB Dalvin Cook, and Deshaun Watson – along with a whole slew of other Clemson stars – there aren’t a lot of obvious threats to to push the reigning Heisman winner out of the league’s top offensive spot.

So what can Jackson do as an encore? He could lead Louisville to the ACC title, beat Clemson this time around, and keep the amazing pace set at the start of the season through the entire year, but as long as he does that again, it’ll be up to the rest of the team to do its part. It’ll be tough behind a rebuilding line, but he’ll make everyone around him better – again.

2017 CFN Preseason ACC Defensive Player of the Year

S Derwin James, Soph. Florida State

Can he regain the form that made NFL scouts gush so much two years ago? With 6-3, 211-pound size, he has the right build or the next level, and he’s got the range and ball skills to do everything a defense needs. As long as he’s past the knee injury that knocked him out last season, look out.

However, it’s going to be a battle to be the ACC’s top defensive player with a loaded group of options to choose from.

Virginia’s tandem of S Quin Blanding and LB Micah Kiser will be amazing, the Clemson DT duo of Dexter Lawrence and Christian Wilkins will be amazing, and FSU’s Tavarus McFadden could be America’s top corner.

Boston College’s Harold Landry is an unstoppable pass rusher, but NC State’s Bradley Chubb could be the league’s best defensive end. All, though, will take a backseat to James if he does what he’s supposed to do in the loaded Seminole defensive backfield.

2017 CFN All-ACC Offense

QB – Lamar Jackson, Jr. Louisville

RB – Dedrick Mills, Soph. Georgia Tech

RB – Mark Walton, Jr. Miami

WR – Deon Cain, Jr. Clemson

WR – Ahmmon Richards, Soph. Miami

TE – Jaylen Samuels, Sr. NC State

OL – Geron Christian, Jr. Louisville

OL – Tyrone Crowder, Sr. Clemson

OL – Mitch Hyatt, Jr. Clemson

OL – Brian O’Neill, Jr. Pitt

OL – Wyatt Teller, Sr. Virginia Tech

2017 CFN All-ACC Defense

DE – Bradley Chubb, Sr. NC State

DT – Dexter Lawrence, Soph. Clemson

DT – Christian Wilkins, Jr. Clemson

DE – Harold Landry, Sr. Boston College

LB – Kendall Joseph, Jr. Clemson

LB – Micah Kiser, Sr. Virginia

LB – Shaquille Quarterman, Soph. Miami

CB – Jaire Alexander, Jr. Louisville

S – Quin Blanding, Sr. Virginia

S – Derwin James, Soph. Florida State

CB – Tarvarus McFadden, Jr. Florida State

2017 CFN All-ACC Special Teams

PK – Mike Weaver, Sr. Wake Forest

P – Mason King, Soph. Louisville

KR/PR – Quadree Henderson, Jr. Pitt

2017 CFN All-ACC Top 30 Players

1. QB Lamar Jackson, Jr. Louisville

2. S Derwin James, Soph. Florida State

3. S Quin Blanding, Sr. Virginia

4. LB Micah Kiser, Sr. Virginia

5. CB Tarvarus McFadden, Jr. Florida State

6. DE Harold Landry, Sr. Boston College

7. DT Dexter Lawrence, Soph. Clemson

8. DT Christian Wilkins, Jr. Clemson

9. DE Bradley Chubb, Sr. NC State

10. DT Derrick Nnadi, Sr. Florida State

11. CB Jaire Alexander, Jr. Louisville

12. OT Mitch Hyatt, Jr. Clemson

13. S Nate Andrews, Sr. Florida State

14. OG Tyrone Crowder, Sr. Clemson

15. DE Duke Ejiofor, Sr. Wake Forest

16. LB Kendall Joseph, Jr. Clemson

17. QB Deondre Francois, Soph. Florida State

18. DE Clelin Ferrell, Soph. Clemson

19. DT Demarcus Christmas, Jr. Florida State

20. LB Shaquille Quarterman, Soph. Miami

21. LB Tremaine Edmunds, Jr. Virginia Tech

22. WR/RB Quadree Henderson, Jr. Pitt

23. LB Andre Smith, Jr. North Carolina

24. QB Kelly Bryant, Jr. Clemson

25. RB Mark Walton, Jr. Miami

26. TE/FB Jaylen Samuels, Sr. NC State

27. QB Eric Dungey, Jr. Syracuse

28. LB Ben Humphreys, Jr. Duke

29. RB Dedrick Mills, Soph. Georgia Tech

30. TE Cam Serigne, Sr. Wake Forest

2017 CFN ACC Preview: It’s A Football Conference Now

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