Individual ACC RB Rankings


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1) Leon Washington - Washington has separated himself in a talented stable of running backs at Florida State. Washington runs between the tackles as good as any running back in the country. His ability to run in and outside of the tackles separates him from the other backs in the ACC. Washington started his career as a dangerous kick returner, but now he brings that home run threat to the Seminoles' backfield. Despite huge obstacles at quarterback, Washington makes the Seminoles' very dangerous on offense.


2) Chris Barclay - If Chris Barclay played at a more well known football program, he would be ranked very high on running back lists across the nation. It is easy to overlook Barclay if you are a fan, but make no mistake there is not a single coach in the ACC that does not have the highest amount of respect for Barclay. Barclay is undersized, but the criticism stops there. At 5-10 173 pounds, Barclay gets the most out of his talent. He makes the Demon Deacon's offensive line's job very ease, because Barclay only needs the slightest hole to go the distance.


3) Mike Imoh & Cedric Humes - It is too difficult to separate these two. Whomever emerges as the starter will be the third best back in the ACC this season. Imoh is the speed back with agility, while Humes is the power speed back. Imoh is slightly ahead entering fall camp, but Frank Beamer will make the most of his two talented backs.


4) Wali Lundy - Lundy must find the back he was at the beginning of last season. Al Groh's pro-style offense allows Lundy to thrive. Lundy has improved each season as a receiver out of the backfield, and with the loss of Heath Miller expect his catches to increase. Lundy is automatic in short yardage situations. Lundy has the knack for finding the valuable yards after first contact.


5) PJ Daniels - If Daniels was not coming off a season plagued by injuries, he would be higher on this list. When healthy Daniels is a workhorse. Coach Gailey would love to hand him the ball 25 times a game, but Daniels has to prove once again he can handle the load. Daniels is not too far removed from the back, who led the ACC in rushing. Daniels is more dangerous when he gets more carries, because as the game goes on he seemingly gets stronger and loves carrying the ball in the fourth quarter.

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