As the game of football has changed over time, the ways in which offenses function has been altered. Teams, across all levels, throw the ball with greater frequency in these more modern times. The short-passing game, in particular, feels like the base for so many different offenses.
Given this evolution, it’s tricky to evaluate and compare wide receivers — with their production tied directly to these philosophies — from different generations. The numbers of some of the more recent ACC wide receivers are just too good to ignore, especially when we’re unable to adjust for certain variables: different eras, different levels of quarterback play and different defensive concepts.
No matter how it gets sliced, though, the ACC has been home to some of the best wide receivers in college football history. With that in mind, let’s dive in and take a look at the Top 20 Wide Receivers in ACC history.