Some elements of Wake Forest’s football program will always have to be developmental, as has been discussed by Coach Dave Clawson and covered in writing last August.

That’s one of the aspects, as the sports world shifts into some semblance of normal and out of COVID-19 shutdowns, that’s under a microscope.

Wake Forest completed five of the allotted 15 spring practices — three of which saw the Deacons in pads. The spring game was among the cancellations, and now as we approach June, there still isn’t a set date for Wake Forest to welcome student-athletes back to campus.

The NCAA has ruled that voluntary workouts can resume Monday, and it’s up to schools to individually designate when student-athletes can return. As others around the ACC select those dates — Louisville and Clemson have announced plans to begin workouts June 8, among others — Wake Forest remains mum on specifics of when players can return to campus.

And that means Wake Forest and its developmental program model will be losing ground to other teams in the ACC.

So here are the 10 most important players whose development has been stunted by the abrupt ending to spring practices and delayed start of summer workouts:

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