Clemson’s Boyd top QB in ACC

Clemson's Tajh Boyd is the best QB in the ACC. (AP)

Clemson's Tajh Boyd is the best QB in the ACC. (AP)

There’s nothing like the SEC to stir a lot of great discussion. I guess we’ll all agree to disagree about the best teams and best QBs in the SEC.

To be fair to the ACC, I’ll run down the best QBs in the conference, starting with …

1. Tajh Boyd, Clemson — He’s inconsistent at times, but Boyd is far beyond the other ACC QBs. He’ll likely finish his career with the most TD passes in ACC history and more than 10,000 yards passing.

2. Bryn Renner, North Carolina — He’s flourished under Larry Fedora, impressed everybody at the Manning Passing Academy and might be one of the first QBs picked in next year’s NFL Draft.

3. Stephen Morris, Miami –He finally took a step forward last year and possesses perhaps the best skill set of any QB in the ACC. NFL teams certainly will be looking at him.

4. Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech — Great size and athleticism, but he regressed last year. Can he rebound in his senior year?

5. Chase Rettig, Boston College — It will probably surprise you to know that he threw for 3,095 yards in 2012, but he needs to improve his completion percentage and cut down on his picks (13 last year).

6. Vad Lee, Georgia Tech — Gifted, but needs more experience. Jackets fans should be cautiously optimistic.

7. Tanner Price, Wake Forest –Has 34 career starts, but success often hampered by team’s talent level.

8. Jameis Winston, FSU — Great talent, but can he live up to the hype? Already being compared to Charlie Ward.

9. C.J. Brown, Maryland — Known for running, he’s coming back from torn ACL.

10. Tom Savage, Pitt — He has starting experience at Rutgers, but hasn’t played in three years.

11. Anthony Boone, Duke — Duke coach David Cutcliffe loves his accuracy and decision making ability.

12. David Watford, Virginia — He kept a good attitude after being forced to redshirt in 2012.

13. Brandon Mitchell/Pete Thomas, N.C. State — Two transfers, Thomas started 21 games at Colorado State.

14. Drew Allen/Terrel Hunt, Syracuse — Closely guarded secret as to who will start against Penn State.

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August 29th, 2013
11:20 pm

Famous Jameis has yet to take an NCAA snap. By the end of the season, he’ll be the acc’s best..tajh boyd is not far beyond the gosh, name a big game he’s won..he beat a lousy lsu team, and had 70 plus hung on them by WVU……Jameis will not only be the acc’s best, but the nations best come next season..


August 29th, 2013
6:47 pm

If the bulldogs play the way did at the end of last season. I truly believe they will topple Alabama and play for the National championship.


August 29th, 2013
3:47 pm

Get ready for the VAD LEE era!!!

John Galt

August 29th, 2013
1:12 pm

Oh, and by the way, good article Andy.

John Galt

August 29th, 2013
1:11 pm

Tide Roll knows more than the coaches of every team in the U.S. If they would only listen to him they would all be on easy street with National Champ trophies stocked to the ceiling. Probably have to build bigger facilities to house them, in fact.