Wake Forest Demon Deacons College Football Preview 2021: Top Players
Best Wake Forest Demon Deacons Offensive Player
WR Jaquarii Roberson, Jr.
He caught 13 passes in his first two seasons and showed a few glimpses of something great, and then everything kicked in as a junior. The team’s top receiver caught 62 passes for 926 yards and eight scores in an all-star season, averaging close to 15 yards per catch.
Unstoppable late in the year, he hit the 100-yard mark in his last four games including a 131-yard, three-score day against Wisconsin. Here comes an even bigger season of big-time production.
2. RB Christian Beal-Smith, Jr.
3. QB Sam Hartman, Soph.
4. PK Nick Sciba, Jr.
5. OT Zach Tom, Jr.
Best Wake Forest Demon Deacons Defensive Player
DT Miles Fox, Sr.
An all-star at Old Dominion, he came up with 140 tackles with 11.5 sacks and 27 tackles for loss before coming to Wake Forest. Just as he was about to be a big part of the fun, he suffered a torn Achilles heel and was gone.
Still coming back to get back to form, he made 24 tackles last season with 3.5 sacks and a team-high 11 tackles for loss. With Carlos Basham gone, now Fox is the main man of the show up front.
2. S Nick Andersen, RFr.
3. CB Ja’Sir Taylor, Sr.
4. S Nasir Greer, Jr.
5. LB Ryan Smenda, Jr.
Top Incoming Wake Forest Demon Deacons Transfer
DT Kevin Pointer, Fr.
There are just enough new guys coming in through the transfer portal to matter, but Pointer might be the sneakiest-good get of the bunch. It might take a year or so for him to grow into a major factor, but the upside is there.
The 6-1, 285-pound defensive tackle from ULM bulked up over his redshirt year and then turned into one of the few positives on a miserable team with 38 tackles and 7.5 tackles for loss. He’s quick, he attacks, and he should fit nicely into the rotation.