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Cade Klubnik ranks seventh in 247Sports' ACC QB rankings out of the spring.
Cade Klubnik ranks seventh in 247Sports' ACC QB rankings out of the spring.

247Sports projects where Cade Klubnik falls in ACC QB production rankings


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Cade Klubnik commands the Clemson offense for a second-straight season in a run that started with a 2022 ACC Championship MVP.

Coming off finishing 12th among ACC signal-callers and 69th overall in ESPN's QBR metric last season (58.4), all eyes are on a big junior campaign to engineer a Clemson return to the College Football Playoff.

247Sports projects Klubnik to be in the top half of ACC QBs but not near the top at No. 7 in production this season.

"Dabo Swinney feels good about the progress made at quarterback, but has said this before," 247Sports' Brad Crawford wrote. "Cade Klubnik had the fewest yards per attempt (6.3) for a starter in the ACC last fall, a sign that much of the Clemson passing attack was horizontal with lots of short routes and checkdowns. That could be a result of trust issues or the fact the lack of playmakers on the outside shrunk Garrett Riley's playbook considerably. Six touchdown passes over his final six starts is a bit concerning and with no player behind Klubnik to truly push for reps, there's pressure on him getting the most out of his five-star ability this fall."

New transfers occupy the top three spots in the 247Sports ACC QBs ranking with Miami's Cam Ward, Florida State and former Clemson QB DJ Uiagalelei and NC State's Grayson McCall.

"Can FSU's portal magic continue with DJ Uiagalelei in Tallahassee?" Crawford asked in his spring takeaway. "This is awkward. The player who was chased away from Clemson in favor of Klubnik is back ahead of the Tigers' starter in our post-spring power rankings at the position. Many wondered how 'DJU' would fare in the Pac-12 at Oregon State, but after finally playing within an offense that catered to his strengths, he provided a positive answer. Uiagalelei is back in the ACC where he'll get a redemption opportunity after an inconsistent showing during three years with the Tigers, previously. Mike Norvell's made sure there's plenty of options to throw to with a loaded roster."

ACC QBs rankings on Clemson's 2024 schedule (247Sports)

2. FSU's DJ Uiagalelei

3. NC State's Grayson McCall

5. Virginia Tech's Kyron Drones

8. Louisville's Tyler Shough

14. Virginia's Anthony Colandrea

15. Stanford's Ashton Daniels

16. Wake Forest's Hank Bachmeier

17. Pitt's Nate Yarnell

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joshsmith1
spacer No disrespect, but article lost all credibility when
rncox
spacer It's DJ's 5th year in college football. He will be as good as he will ever be,
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spacer I think Cade needs quicker and better situational recognition
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spacer Did I miss Klubnick's ranking? I dont see it?
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spacer Looking forward to watching DJ in an offense suited to his skills
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spacer Sapp was more athletic than DJ.
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spacer 10-4, DJ and Sapp are night and day ****
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spacer 5 yard passes and Mafah up the middle will not cut it vs. UGA
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spacer CADE KLUBNIK had zero options!!!!!
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