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This week I broke down the top wide receivers in the Power Five Conferences. Today, I will conclude with the Atlantic Coast Conference.
I guess you can say I saved the best for last in Pitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd. He’s clearly the top receiver in the ACC and arguably the top player at his position in college football, a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate and the likely top wide receiver off the board in next year’s NFL Draft. He’s coming off back-to-back 1,000 receiving yard seasons. That’s a first in the ACC.
Clemson has two talented wide receivers in Mike Williams and Artavis Scott. Williams is a terrific, big outside threat that can take a top off the secondary while Scott was one of the top true freshmen in college football one year ago. In fact, he led the Tigers is receptions and scores. Another true freshman that had an outstanding first season in Blacksburg was Isaiah Ford at Virginia Tech. He is coming off a fantastic spring, improving in every facet of his game.
North Carolina has a pair of wideouts that made this list in an outside wide receiver in Quinshad Davis and a slot in Ryan Switzer. Stacy Coley from Miami has as much talent as anyone in the country but just needs to put it all together. He’s coming off a promising spring and should have a big fall. No one has recruited wide receivers like Florida State over the past few years. They are talented but young. True sophomore Travis Rudolph emerged last season as the No. 2 in Tallahassee.
Notre Dame is lumped into these ACC wide receiver rankings with two players in Will Fuller and Corey Robinson. Fuller had a breakout 2014 with 15 touchdown receptions while Robinson is a huge red-zone target. To read more on the top ten wide receivers in the ACC check out the feature below.
1) Tyler Boyd (Pittsburgh)
Boyd is clearly the No. 1 wide receiver in the ACC and arguably the top player at his position in the country. Boyd is the only player in conference history to post back-to-back 1,000 receiving yards as a [true] freshman and sophomore. Simply, his numbers and production have been off the charts. It’s extraordinary considering Boyd has played in a very balanced offensive attack. This third year junior now has 163 receptions for 2,435 yards and 15 touchdowns. Boyd is a Heisman Trophy candidate and the No. 1 NFL Draft eligible prospect for 2016.
2) Mike Williams (Clemson)
It should be no surprise to see Clemson with multiple players in this group. For now, Mike Williams gets the nod over teammate Artavis Scott, though that could change based on how they perform this fall. Williams, 6-foot-4, 210-pounds, made Second Team All-ACC in 2014 after catching 57 passes for 1,030 yards and six touchdowns in 11 starts. He has size, length and good speed. Williams is an excellent deep threat and could put together a huge 2015 with the development of sophomore quarterback Desean Watson.
3) Will Fuller (Notre Dame)
Fuller is coming off an outstanding year, catching 76 passes for 1,094 yards and scoring 15 times. That’s the most single season touchdowns ever by a Notre Dame wide receiver. That’s saying something considering some of the elite players at this position they have had over the years in South Bend. Now a junior, this wideout from Philadelphia is looking to build off of his explosive 2014 campaign. Fuller and Corey Robinson give the Fighting Irish one of the top wide receiver tandems in the nation.
4) Artavis Scott (Clemson)
Scott lived up to the recruiting hype for the Tigers last season, starring as a true freshman and making his presence felt from day one for Clemson. Scott, 5-foot-11, 190-pounds, is a big play wide receiver that caught 76 passes for 965 yards and scored eight touchdowns. He led the Tigers in both receptions and scores. Scott has uncanny ball-skills and home run speed. Clemson should have one of the league’s most dangerous passing attacks this fall.
I distinctly remember being in Gaffney (S.C.) and seeing this wide receiver when he was coming out of high school and absolutely loving his upside. Larry Feodra and the Tar Heels jumped on him late and nabbed him in signing day. Davis has been one of his best players. He has had three very productive seasons, catching 150 passes for 1,976 yards and scoring 15 touchdowns. Davis, 6-foot-4, 220-pounds, has size, length and soft hands.
6) Isaiah Ford (Virginia Tech)
Ford, like Artavis Scott, had a terrific true freshman season. He was a star for the Hokies from day one. Ford caught a pass in all 13 games. He made 11 starts and finished with 56 receptions for 709 yards and six touchdowns. Ford, 6-foot-1, 180-pounds, led Virginia Tech in all those categories. He had a terrific off-season and spring and has shown great improvement in all facets of his game. Look for an even better 2015 from this sophomore.
7) Stacy Coley (Miami)
Athletically speaking, Stacey Coley is the top guy on this list. He’s coming off a terrific spring and has much to play for this fall. Miami quarterback Brad Kaaya is a year older and should be much improved off a nice freshman season. Coley is as gifted as any of the wide receiver in the country. He has good size and length. Coley can run like a deer and has very good quickness. He has made some big plays at Miami but he's also had his share of drops. It’s time he puts it all together. I expect a huge season from this Hurricane.
Florida State has developed some terrific wide receivers of late and they have certainly recruited some elite prospects at this position. These guys are so talented but young. One of those wide receivers is true sophomore Travis Rudolph. He developed into their No. 2 receiver as the season progressed in 2014 and finished with 38 receptions for 555 yards and four touchdowns.
9) Corey Robinson (Notre Dame)
Robinson put up unreal numbers last season considering he got only two starts in 2014. He finished with 40 receptions for 539 yards and five touchdowns. Robinson is a huge target at almost 6-foot-5, 215-pounds. He’s long and has terrific physical skills, making him a matchup nightmare for the opposition, especially near the endzone.
10) Ryan Switzer (North Carolina)
Larry Fedora and North Carolina should have a very prolific offense in 2015 and they also have a very deep wide receiver corps led by Ryan Switzer and Quinshad Davis, who both made this list. He caught 61 passes for 757 yards and scored four touchdowns. He’s also a very good return man. Switzer, 5-foot-11, 185-pounds, made Third Team All-ACC one year ago.
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