Rivals.com - ACC Week: Ten sleepers to watch
football Edit

ACC Week: Ten sleepers to watch

Jaquarii Roberson
Jaquarii Roberson (AP Images)

It’s ACC preview week. Here is a look at some sleepers not many people are talking about in the conference.

*****

ACC WEEK: Top five MVP candidates | Five best position groups | Coach report | Players in need of bounceback seasons | Freshmen to watch

SEC WEEK: Top five MVP candidates | Coach report | Five best position groups | Players needing bounceback seasons | Top true freshmen | Sleepers | Predictions for each team | Impact transfers | NFL Draft prospects

BIG TEN WEEK: Five MVP candidates in the Big Ten | Five best position groups | Coach report | Five players needing bounceback seasons | Freshmen to watch | Sleepers | Predictions for each team | Impact transfers | NFL Draft prospects

*****

1. WR Jaquarii Roberson, Wake Forest  

Roberson had 62 catches and nearly 1,000 yards last season in just nine games, and no one talks about him.

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH WAKE FOREST FANS AT DEACONSILLUSTRATED.COM

*****

2. WR Tre Turner, Virginia Tech

Turner is extremely reliable and each catch goes for over 15 yards.

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH VIRGINIA TECH FANS AT HOKIEHAVEN.COM

*****

3. OL Luke Tenuta, Virginia Tech  

Tenuta was overshadowed last year by Christian Darrisaw, but he will fill in at LT just fine and make his own name.

*****

4. QB Brennan Armstrong, Virginia  

Sam Howell gets all the attention in the ACC at quarterback, but Armstrong is not so shabby. He has to cut down on interceptions and raise his completion percentage, but he’s a gifted dual-threat QB.

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH VIRGINIA FANS AT CAVSCORNER.COM

*****

5. RB Zonovan Knight, NC State  

He’s averaged 5.5 yards per carry the last two years and also emerged as a receiving threat last year.

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH NC STATE FANS AT THEWOLFPACKER.COM

*****

6. OL Tyler Vrabel, Boston College  

Many focus on Zion Johnson or Alec Lindstrom, but Vrabel is no joke at right tackle and grades out well.

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH BOSTON COLLEGE FANS AT EAGLEACTION.COM

*****

7. OL Caleb Chandler, Louisville  

Chandler has a chance to be one of the better offensive linemen in the ACC if he keeps developing.

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH LOUISVILLE FANS AT CARDINALSPORTS.COM

*****

8. LB Cam Bright, Pitt  

Bright isn’t huge, but he does so many things, from stringing out the run to rushing the passer.

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH PITTSBURGH FANS AT PANTHER-LAIR.COM

*****

9. DE Marcus Valdez, Boston College  

He’s not the longest edge rusher, but he’s powerful and he makes things uncomfortable for the quarterback.

*****

10. DT Nesta Silvera, Miami  

Silvera is a preseason All-ACC talent, so how is he a sleeper? All you have heard about at Miami is Greg Rousseau and Jaelan Phillips, but this guy makes things happen on the inside.

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS WITH MIAMI FANS AT CANESPORT.COM