ACC position superlatives: Georgia Tech


It's time for a closer look at the Jackets ...

Strongest position: B back

Key returnees: Anthony Allen, Preston Lyons, Lucas Cox

Key departures: Jonathan Dwyer

The skinny: Allen is penciled in to take over for Dwyer and was the team's third-leading rusher last year. Cox moves from A back, making this an even deeper group despite the fact Lyons will miss spring drills after surgery. Richard Watson, who was a third-string B back last year, returns, and the staff likes the potential of true freshman Charles Perkins, who’s already in school. With sophomore Daniel Drummond, the Jackets go five-deep at the position.

Weakest position: Wide receiver

Key returnees: Stephen Hill, Tyler Melton

Key departures: Demaryius Thomas

The skinny: Hill has potential before he graduates to be as good as Thomas, but Melton is the returning starter. Georgia Tech last year completed a total of 78 passes, and 46 were caught by Thomas; 20 other receptions were caught by A backs and B backs. Hill, Melton, Daniel McKayhan and Quentin Sims combined to catch 12 passes last year.