I won’t disagree when I’m accused of favoritism in choosing Tyrod Taylor as the ACC’s top quarterback, but I truly believe he's the best.
I think everyone I’ve highlighted has a chance to be the player of the year, but they have different strengths.
Christian Ponder is the most accurate from a completion standpoint, but Russell Wilson makes the fewest big mistakes.
Josh Nesbitt is the weakest passer of the group by far, but no one is more difficult to stop in the open field because he’s such a powerful runner.
Jacory Harris just oozes talent, but he needs to get bigger physically and step up in big game situations.
Taylor has won big games and proven capable of performing in clutch situations. He’s not the most gifted passer, but he has a great arm and has improved his accuracy during his time in college.
His speed and ability on the ground are always a threat to break a game open. I hate to make the comparison, but if you squint your eyes watching his highlights, many of the runs do indeed look “Vick-ish.”
Any of these players can be the ACC player of the year this season, and it should be an exciting race to the finish. If I’m handicapping the race, however, I give Taylor the head start.