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acc has 42 players chosen in 2014 nfl draft


(to see list of players, scroll to bottom)

Greensboro, N.C—The  Atlantic Coast Conference had a total of 42 players  selected in the 2014 National Football League Draft , including 27 drafted on Saturday at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.

The 42 players were the second-highest in ACC history, bettered only by the total of 51 in 2006, when the Conference set a record for a 12-team league.

The 42 players were also the second-highest total of any conference in this year’s NFL Draft, bettered only by the SEC’s 48. The Pac 12 was third with 34 followed by the Big 10 (29) and the Big 12 (16) and Mountain West (16).

The ACC had more players chosen on Saturday afternoon than any other conference.

Florida State led all ACC schools with seven players chosen as each of the conference’s 14 teams had at least one player taken in this year’s draft. FSU has now had 18 players drafted in the National Football League over the past two years.

Clemson and North Carolina each had five players selected while Boston College had four. Georgia Tech, Miami, Pitt, Virginia and Virginia Tech all had three players chosen followed by Syracuse with two while Duke, NC state, Wake Forest and Maryland had one player chosen apiece.

Since the 2005 season the ACC has now had 353 players chosen in the NFL Draft, including 56 first-round picks.

All 31 ACC players drafted last year in the 2013 NFL Draft are still in the NFL, while 60 of the 62 players drafted in the past two seasons are still in the NFL (.967).  Of the 97 ACC players drafted in the past three NFL Drafts, 87, or 89.7 percent are still in the NFL, 78.3 percent are still with the teams that drafted them.

The ACC, which had five starting quarterbacks in the NFL last year and saw three others start games during the season, saw three more of its quarterbacks drafted including Virginia tech Logan Thomas (4th round, 120), Pitt’s Tom Savage (4th round, 135) and Clemson’s Tahj Boyd (7th round, 213).

The league had five first-round picks selected on Thursday; 10 players chosen on the second and third rounds on Friday and an impressive total of 27 players chosen today in rounds fourth through seven.

Miami, Florida State and Virginia all saw their consecutive draft strings contine.

Miami has had a player selected in every NFL Draft since 1974, or 41 consecutive years. Virginia and Florida State have each had a player chosen each year since 1983, or a total of 32 straight years.

The ACC began the draft in a strong fashion with four players selected among the first 14 players chosen.

Complete ACC NFL Selections


Rd           No.         Name, School                                                    Pos.                       Team

1              4              Sammy Watkins, Clemson                            WR                         Buffalo Bills

1              10           Eric Ebron, North Carolina                            TE                           Detroit Lions

1              13           Aaron Donald, Pitt                                           DT                          St. Louis Rams

1              14           Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech                               CB                           Chicago Bears

1              28           Kelvin Benjamin, Florida State                     WR                         Carolina Panthers

2             41          Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State                 CB                        St. Louis Rams

2             48          Timmy Jernigan, Florida State                  DT                        Baltimore Ravens

2             50          Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech            DE                        San Diego Chargers

3             66          Morgan Moses, Virginia                            T                           Washington Redskins

3             74          Jay Bromley, Syracuse                               DT                        N.Y. Giants

3             79          Terrence Brooks, Florida State                 S                           Baltimore Ravens

3             80          Dexter McDougle, Maryland                     CB                        N.Y. Jets

3             84          Kareem Martin, North Carolina                DE                        Arizona Cardinals

3             93          Brandon Linder, Miami                             G                          Jacksonville Jaguars

3             100        Brandon Thomas, Clemson                      T                           San Francisco 49ers

4             102        Bashaud Breeland, Clemson                     CB                        Washington Redskins

4             103        Devonta Freeman, Florida State               RB                        Atlanta Falcons

4             105        Bryan Stork, Florida State                         C                          N.E. Patriots

4             109        Ross Cockrell, Duke                                   CB                        Buffalo Bills

4             111        Russell Bodine, North Carolina                C                          Cincinnati Bengals

4             113        Andre Williams, Boston College               RB                        N.Y. Giants

4             118        Martavis Bryant, Clemson                        WR                       Pittsburgh Steelers

4             120        Logan Thomas, Virginia Tech                    QB                        Arizona Cardinals

4             128        Tre’ Boston, North Carolina                     S                           Carolina Panthers

4             129        Dontae Johnson, NC State                        CB                        San Francisco 49ers

4             132        Kevin Pierre-Louis, Boston College           LB                         Seattle Seahawks

4             134        Brent Urban, Virginia                                DT                        Baltimore Ravens

4             135        Tom Savage, Pitt                                        QB                        Houston Texans

5             144        Telvin Smith, Florida State                        OLB                      Jacksonville Jaguars

5             146        Devin Street, Pitt                                       WR                       Dallas Cowboys

5             168        Marquis Spruill, Syracuse                          LB                         Atlanta Falcons

6             182        Antone Exum, Virginia Tech                     CB                        Minnesota Vikings

6             191        Pat O’Donnell, Miami                                P                           Chicago Bears

6             205        Luke Bowanko, Virginia                             C                          Jacksonville Jaguars

6             206        Jemea Thomas, Georgia Tech                   CB                        N.E. Patriots

6             213        Tahj Boyd, Clemson                                  QB                        N.Y. Jets

7             218        Michael Campanaro, Wake Forest           WR                       Baltimore Ravens

7             223        Brandon Watts, Georgia Tech                  OLB                      Minnesota Vikings

7             225        Jabari Price, North Carolina                      CB                        Minnesota Vikings

7             229        Nate Freese, Boston College                     PK                         Detroit Lions

7             237        Seantrell Henderson, Miami                     T                           Buffalo   Bills

7             243        Kaleb Ramsey, Boston College                 DT                        San Francisco 49ers

May 2014

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