Friday, March 12, 2010
ACC position superlatives: Wake Forest
By ESPN.com staff
We wrap up our position superlative series this afternoon with the strongest and weakest positions at Wake Forest:
Strongest position: Wide receiver
Key returnees: Marshall Williams, Devon Brown
Key departures: None
The skinny: The Deacs are deep here, as they also get back Terence Davis, who missed last year with a torn ACL, and both backups in Chris Givens and Jordan Williams. Brown, Marshall Williams and Givens were the top three receivers, respectively, a year ago. Williams was fourth in the ACC in receptions per game (5) and third in receiving yards per game (72.2).
Weakest position: Offensive line
Key returnees: LG Joe Looney, C Russell Nenon
Key departures: LT Chris DeGeare, RG Barrett McMillin, RT Jeff Griffin,
The skinny: Wake has to replace three starters up front, but overall the Deacs graduated five redshirt seniors from the two-deep at this position. There’s room for improvement, as Wake was tied for No. 83 in the country last year in sacks allowed with 2.33. Both tackle positions will be the biggest concern.