ACC breakout players: Georgia Tech

May, 24, 2011
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The series continues today with Georgia Tech ...

A reminder of how we're defining breakout players: Players who haven't seen the field yet but showed they could be major contributors this fall; players who have seen limited time but could earn significantly bigger roles this season; and players who have started but could blossom into stars. The top candidates at Georgia Tech:

Daniel Drummond or Quayshawn Nealy, ILB: One of them will start at inside linebacker this fall, but it's up to them to determine which one. Drummond, who came to Tech as a running back, made the switch to linebacker in the spring and ran with the first unit most of the spring. Nealy, however, showed great athleticism and played very well in the spring game while Drummond sat out with an injury.

Charles Perkins, B-back: Anthony Allen's old position will likely be filled by committee, but expect Perkins to get his share of carries. He has the potential to become a 1,000-yard rusher, but it might not happen this fall. He's only a redshirt freshman, but he has good size and speed, and he has learned both A- and B-back positions.

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