7. Justice Ellison, Wake Forest
Wake Forest’s go-go, explosive offensive in 2021 was centered on the decision-making of dual threat QB Sam Hartman. The ball was in his hands, and Wake Forest threw the ball, a lot.
For the uniqueness of Wake Forest’s offense to click, though, Dave Clawson needs patience and power from his backfield. With leading rusher Christian Beal-Smith gone — now at South Carolina — Wake Forest still has plenty of talent in the RB room.
Justice Ellison sits atop the list, after running for 541 yards (5.1 per carry) and seven touchdowns.