Duke football: Top 10 impact players for 2020 Blue Devils

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These 10 Duke football players may be the most critical pieces next season.

The 2019 Duke football season was one of ups and downs, but mostly downs.

After a solid start, the Blue Devils would ultimately collapse and post a 5-7 record, losing six of their last eight games.

Despite this, the 2020 season brings hope on the horizon. Fresh faces and changes to playcalling are among the many reasons for Duke fans to be excited this fall. Plus, the schedule is relatively friendly, including an opportunity for a 3-0 start with home games against Middle Tennessee, Elon, and Charlotte (the ACC slate does not include Clemson or Florida State).

There are quite a few players whose impact will determine the success of the 13th team under David Cutcliffe (72-79). Here are the 10 whose impact will be the greatest on the heights the Blue Devils can reach this season. However, beginning at No. 10, we’ll highlight a position that is up for grabs but will undoubtedly be crucial, no matter who wins the job…