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Final tally: ACC has 42 players chosen In the 2014 NFL Draft

ACC letters - full-colorThe  Atlantic Coast Conference had a total of 42 players  selected in the 2014 National Football League Draft , including 27 ACC players 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



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