With offenses taking off each year and passing games skyrocketing, it’s almost imperative that you have playmakers in the secondary. These are players that can be game-changers on the back end. Here are the Top 15 DBs in the ACC in 2019.
1. Bryce Hall – UVA
2018 Stats: 62 tackles, 2 sacks, 3.5 tackles for loss, 22 pass breakups, and 2 INTs. Hall, a former 2⭐ recruit, has developed and progressed into an elite cover corner. He is one of, if not the, best DBs in the country. Love his physicality, size, and awareness.
2. Andre Cisco – Syracuse
Cisco had a huge season in 2018 as a freshman. He had 60 tackles, 1 TFL, 11 pass breakups, and 7 interceptions. What a way to start your career.
3. AJ Terrell – Clemson
2018 Stats: 53 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 7 pass breakups, and 3 INTs. Terrell had a big pick six vs Alabama in the National Championship game last season. He was excellent in coverage and got better and better as the season went on.
Hamlin is the leading returning tackler for the Panthers in 2019. Last season he had 90 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, 4 pass breakups, and 2 INTs 🔒🔒🔒. Hamlin was great last season. Expect another big year in 2019.
5. Essang Bassey – Wake Forest
Bassey is one of the best CBs and one of the most underrated players in CFB. Last season he had 74 tackles, 1 sack, 2.5 tackles for loss, 15 pass breakups, and 1 INT.
6. Stanford Samuels – Florida State
Last season Samuels had 58 tackles, 1 TFL, 4 pass breakups, and 4 INTs. Samuels is only a junior and has a ton of upside. Expect him to be even better in 2019.
2018 Stats: 88 tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 1 PBU, 2 INTs, and 6 QB Hits. Floyd is the leader of the lunch pail defense, and the only starting senior for the Hokies on the defensive side of the ball.
8. Mark Gilbert – Duke
Gilbert missed most of the 2018 season due to injury. In 2017, he had 35 tackles, 3 TFL, and 6 INTs. When healthy, Gilbert is one of the best coverage DBs in college football.
9. Trajan Bandy – Miami
2018 Stats: 36 tackles, 4.5 tackles for loss, 8 pass breakups, and 3 INTs. Bandy was excellent for the Canes last season. He proved himself and showed just how much potential he has. Expect another big season from Bandy in 2019.
10. Dane Jackson – Pitt
2018 Stats: 47 tackles, 4 tackles for loss, and 14 pass breakups. Jackson showed last season that he could go out and make a tackle, and he did well in coverage with 14 pass breakups.
11. Joey Blount – UVA
2018 Stats: 65 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, 3 pass breakups, and 2 INTs. Blount burst onto the scene in 2018 and had an impressive season. Expect him to have an even bigger season. Remember the name!
As a recruit, Wallace was overlooked by many programs. He was a 3⭐ recruit who Clemson evaluated correctly and developed. Last season, he had 55 tackles, 1.5 TFL, 7 pass breakups, and 1 INT.
13. Jarius Morehead – NC State
Morehead is the leading returning tackler for the Wolfpack in 2019. Last season, the hard hitting safety had 81 tackles, 4 pass breakups, and 3 INTs.
14. Jaiden Lars-Woodbey – FSU
Woodbey had a great season in 2018 as a freshman. Last year, he had 58 tackles, 1 sack, 4.5 tackles for loss, 8 pass breakups, and 3 QB Hits. Woodbey is one of the most athletic safeties in college football.
15. Tanner Muse – Clemson
2018 Stats: 76 tackles, 2 sacks, 2.5 tackles for loss, 5 pass breakups, 2 INTs, and 3 QB hits. Muse is one of the most underrated players in CFB. He’s often overlooked but continues to make big plays.
- Myles Dorn – UNC
- Christopher Fredrick – Syracuse
- Brandon Sebastian – Boston College
- Brenton Nelson – UVA
- Caleb Farley – VT
- Dylan Singleton – Duke
- Tariq Carpenter – GT