EJ Manuel of the ACC Network ranks the Top-5 ACC quarterbacks entering the 2021 season.
At number one, the former Florida State quarterback went with the experienced Sam Howell from North Carolina.
“I think he’s a special guy that has been able to put up big numbers since he’s been at Carolina,” Manuel said. “I think he’s a he’s a dynamic passer, he’s also a dynamic runner. He’s gonna be an early draft pick whenever the time is that he wants to go to the draft.”
Second on his list is Clemson’s D.J. Uiagalelei. The Tigers freshman phenom impressed Manuel in the two starts he made in 2020.
“From what I saw in those two starts versus BC and Notre Dame, a guy that can throw the ball with a rocket arm,” Mauel said. “Great vision, obviously the timing isn’t perfect because he wasn’t the starter last year but I think with first team reps throughout the entire offseason, throughout summer camp, throughout the beginning of the season, he’ll certainly be ready to go.”