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PFF Ranks the College Football Starting Quarterbacks

Wake Forest clocks in the top 40 despite not having a firm starter at this juncture.

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The Wake Forest Demon Deacons still haven’t named their starting quarterback for the season but according to PFF, regardless of who starts under/behind center, the Deacs are poised to have solid quarterback play. Coming in the top 40, the winner between Sam Hartman and Jamie Newman is poised to be well above average.


This duo battling once again to open camp breeds life for the Demon Deacons as they did a season ago. The duo pushed each other a year ago and when Hartman started slowing down, Newman picked up the pace and finished the year as the starter. Newman holds the advantage with a 77.9 overall grade a year ago while Hartman finished at 75.6. Still, whoever starts out of this duo is good enough to warrant a top-40 spot, no doubt.

Regardless for the Deacs, it seems like at least one publication has some positive vibes flowing for the Wake Forest offense.

Unsurprisingly, Clemon’s Trevor Lawrence was named the top overall QB while the ACC teams had Bryce Perkins (15th) and Ian Book (18th) in the top 20.