If not the Mackey Award people, or the Hornung Award people, then surely—surely!—we could count on ACC media members to recognize Jaylen Samuels. After all, Samuels was a first-team All-ACC selection last season.
But ... nope. Samuels, who I have been told does indeed plan on playing college football this season, finished second in the voting at TE to Clemson’s Jordan Leggett. Leggett played in two more games than Samuels and had 22 fewer receptions, but he is a “true tight end” or whatever and WE MUST MAINTAIN THE PURITY OF THE GREAT AND MOST HOLY TIGHT END POSITION.
Go cram that vote down your cramholes, ya dingbats.
Tony Adams, A.J. Cole, Joe Scelfo, Jack Tocho, Josh Jones, Nyheim Hines, B.J. Hill, Bradley Chubb, Matt Dayes, and Bra’Lon Cherry also received some votes.
Hill continues to fly under the radar, while Hines got very little respect from voters, who gave him zero votes at receiver and just three at specialist.