RS So. QB Tyler Cameron, a player who presumably could be the starting quarterback on day one for the Deacs, comes in at No. 51. We will go ahead and admit now that we at BSD do not know how the quarterback situation will work out, so it's a bit of a shot in the dark.
Cameron backed up Tanner Price last year and saw limited action in three blowout games for the Deacs. He finished 7-24 on the year with 85 yards and 3 interceptions.
Despite his 24 passing attempts last year, Cameron is the "veteran" of the group of quarterbacks that includes: Kevin Sousa, John Wilford and Travis Smith (the latter true freshmen this fall).
He came into Wake Forest rated as the No. 9 dual threat quarterback in the class of 2012. He chose the Demon Deacons over UCLA, Boston College, and Cincinnati.
The talent level is definitely there for Tyler Cameron, but he has struggled to impress in actual game appearances. It can be tough coming in off the bench, especially when your team is down late, so it is difficult to judge solely based off of that.
At 6-3, 220 pounds, Cameron has the body to be an ACC quarterback, especially one with the athleticism that he has.
His problems have stemmed from accuracy in the limited time that he has played, and he has struggled in the practices over the past couple of seasons as well.
Right now the battle is between Cameron and Sousa for the starting QB position, but it will be very interesting to see what Wolford and Smith do as we get closer to the fall. Coach Clawson has said in the past that the QB situation is "fluid", so really anything can happen.
In the Spring Game Cameron went 9-26 for 83 yards with a TD and and INT. If he can continue to develop his accuracy and overall completion percentage, his legs will be a great asset for the team as well.
Although it feels like Cameron has been here for a while, he is still a young player who could develop under the tutelage of Clawson and Co. into a solid ACC QB. We hope that is the case and he can contribute for the Deacs in the fall.
Stay tuned as we get to our top 50 players for the 2014 season!