ESPN: Will Sammy Watkins be the ACC's best?


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Pos: WR   Height: 6-1   Weight: 205   Hometown: Fort Myers, FL (South Fort Myers HS)  
Years Played: 2011 - 2013

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Watkins edged out Virginia Tech quarterback Logan Thomas by four votes for the preseason award, but the reality of the situation is that EJ Manuel at Florida State could surpass them all. He’s on the team that was predicted by the media to win the ACC championship this fall, a preseason top-10 team good enough to contend for a national title. While Manuel might not be the best quarterback in the ACC (depending upon whom you ask), his accomplishments would be hard for the voters to ignore should the Noles actually live up to expectations this fall. Historically, voters tend to go with a player from a division champ (David Wilson, C.J. SpillerC.J. Spiller
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, Matt Ryan). NC State quarterback Mike Glennon could also have a spectacular season, especially with the veteran linemen he’ll have in front of him, but if the Wolfpack isn’t in the title game, he could be overshadowed.

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