Duke Blue Devils Best of 2023: Riley Leonard Proves His Elite Talents

Duke Blue Devils Best of 2023 showcase just how elite the talent is of their signal-caller, Riley Leonard.

In conjunction with our College Football’s Best series, highlighting the top plays, players, highlights, and moments from all 133 teams, we’re here to showcase the best the Duke Blue Devils have had to offer in 2023. Who has stood out? What units are turning heads?

And who from Duke is among the top mentions in our College Football’s Best series this season?

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Duke Blue Devils Best of 2023

At College Football Network, we watch every game. Every player. Every team. And our notebooks are chock full of top players, plays, highlights, and moments. Today, I’m emptying the notebook.

Below, find the Duke’s noteworthy players, groupings, or units, all listed under a different category: good, great, grand, or wonderful. Every team across the country has put forth their best efforts in 2023, and through four weeks of action, those players deserve notoriety for what they’ve put forth this season.

Highlighting the best with a line from the one and only Chris Farley, welcome to this season’s Good, Great, Grand, Wonderful!

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Good: R.J. Oben, EDGE

It doesn’t take long to notice R.J. Oben on the defensive side of the ball for Duke. He’s a consistent force against the pass and has shown he can get after the quarterbacks from a variety of alignments.

Great: Myles Jones, CB

Limited to just three games, Myles Jones locked down in coverage over the first three outings. He still leads the team with three interceptions and is second with two PBUs.

Grand: DeWayne Carter, DT

The big man in the middle has more than held his own on a stacked defense. DeWayne Carter scored on a fumble recovery and has two pass breakups as he understands how to affect the opposing passing game in any way he can.

Wonderful: Riley Leonard, QB

The Blue Devils quarterback has been lights out in 2023, doing whatever his offense requires of him. He’s been clean with the ball, dominant with his passing, and special on the ground.

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