Virginia Cavaliers College Football Preview 2021: Top Players
Best Virginia Cavaliers Offensive Player
WR Billy Kemp, Sr.
A few offensive linemen could vie for this spot considering it’s working on years of experience and with the upside to be a force, and Lavel Davis might be the team’s most dangerous receiver, but Kemp remains the rock-steady midrange target who keeps things going.
The 5-9, 170-pounder can get a few carries, return kicks, and do whatever is needed, but he’s mostly good for getting in the slot and making several catches a game. He averaged fewer than ten yards per catch, but he led the way with 67 grabs for 644 yards and a score.
2. OG Chris Glaser, Sr.
3. C Olusegun Oluwatimi, Sr.
4. QB Brennan Armstrong, Sr.
5. WR Lavel Davis, Soph.
Best Virginia Cavaliers Defensive Player
S Joey Blount, Sr.
Tremendous over his first three seasons, he was an All-ACC performer with 192 tackles with five interceptions and enough pressure into the backfield to matter. Everything started out fine with a good performance against Duke, but he got banged up and wasn’t right until late in the season.
It’s no coincidence that the pass defense was so bad and he wasn’t right for most of the year.
He’s an all-star safety in a veteran secondary. Things are about to be a whole lot better – at least that’s the hope.
2. LB Nick Jackson, Jr.
3. LB Noah Taylor, Sr.
4. DT Jahmeer Carter, Soph.
5. CB/S DeVante Cross, Sr.
Top Incoming Virginia Cavaliers Transfer
TE Jelani Woods, Jr.
He’s an interesting option to step in for former Central Michigan transfer Tony Poljan, a strong receiver who’s now a Baltimore Raven.
The 6-7, 275-pound Woods is a huge blocker who’ll boast away for the running game, but he can stretch the field and be a big matchup problem when he’s on the move.
He caught 31 passes for 361 yards and four scores for Oklahoma State, and now he should step in right away as a key starter.