4 Georgia Tech Players Make Top 100 ACC Players List

Southern Pigskin released their second annual Postseason Top 100 ACC players and four Georgia Tech players made it. Despite finishing 5th in the ACC, Georgia Tech was tied for second to last with Florida State and North Carolina for least amount of players on the list.

  1. Clemson: 
  2. Miami
  3. Syracuse
  4. NC State
  5. Virginia
  6. BC
  7. Duke
  8. VT
  9. WF
  10. Pitt
  11. FSU/GT/UNC
  12. Louisville

99. Tobias Oliver

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I was surprised to see Oliver on this list. No doubt that he deserved it though. The sophomore quarterback wasn’t originally the starter and only started one game but was an integral part of the season. Oliver ranked 8th in yards per attempt in the ACC and also had 12 touchdowns which ranked 4th in the ACC this year. Even though the offense is transitioning, Oliver will compete for the starting job in 2019.

95. Pressley Harvin

Only two punters made the list with Syracuse punter Sterling Hofrichter being the other one. Georgia Tech didn’t punt often this year and Harvin’s average wasn’t the best but he was undoubtedly a huge asset. Many of his punts were downed inside the 20 and even a few created turnovers. The sophomore has an NFL future ahead of him if he can continue being such a weapon.

51. Brandon Adams

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Brandon Adams had a great year this year although the tackle stats won’t show it. Adams ended with 24 total tackles and 5 tackles for loss but graded out as the second highest run defender in the ACC per PFF College. Adams deserved to be on this list and I expect big things from him next year!

27. Parker Braun

Although Braun is leaving as a graduate transfer, Braun was Georgia Tech’s best player this year and is one of our best lineman in recent memory. As a true freshman, Braun earned freshman All-American honors by ESPN and as a sophomore, Braun earned second team All-ACC honors. Braun rounded out his career with a great season that earned him first team All-ACC honors. According to the list, Braun was the 2nd best offensive guard and 4th highest rated offensive lineman in the ACC this year. He won’t be on the Flats next year but Braun had a huge impact on the team in his final year!

Snubs

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The biggest snub on this list from Georgia Tech is Juanyeh Thomas. The highest scoring defensive player on the team finished the year with 2 return touchdowns and 1 interception return for a touchdown. He was also named a freshman All-American by  24/7 Sports and earned two ACC specialist of the week awards. Thomas deserved the spot but because he didn’t start on defense, it makes sense why he wasn’t.Anree Saint-Amour is also another snub. He finished the year with the fourth most turnovers and fourth most forced fumbles (ACC) as well as 12 tackles for loss.

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