We start the ACC off by looking at Boston College and Clemson; two teams that can’t seem to get over the hump in the conference yet always put quality talent into the draft.  That is likely to be the story line through April ’12.  Duke’s top prospect comes from the ranks of underclassmen.

Boston College

Rnd Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
2-3Kaleb RamseyDT964SrStrong, interior lineman that plays big. Displays good first step quickness, consistently commands double teams and tough to handle in the middle of the line.
3rdLuke KuechlyILB403Jrtackling machine with a tremendous head for the game. Instinctive, diagnoses the action as it unfolds and constantly around the ball. Lacks classic size and even elite speed for an undersized linebacker.
4-5Chris PantaleTE814JrDeveloping tight end that has shown flashes.
6-7Montel HarrisRB24SrSmallish yet creative ball carrier that could play at the next level as a situational runner/third-down back.
7thDonnie FletcherCB44SrSolid cover cornerback with an aggressive style. Maybe best suited to play in a zone system.
FAIfeanyi MomahWR35SrKing sized pass catching threat that makes a lot of athletic plays yet must improve his consistency and take his game to another level. Has an upside.
FANathan RichmanG755SrVersatile lineman that can be used at guard or center. Strong at the point, easily controls defenders once engaged in a block and a terrific run blocking lineman.
FAMark SpinneyC695SrVersatile lineman that can be a utility blocker for any of the three interior offensive line positions.
FAEmmett ClearyG774JrBackup offensive lineman who did not develop the way we thought possible in 2010 after a solid ’09 campaign.

Clemson

Rnd Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
2ndBrandon ThompsonDT984SrQuick, explosive one gap tackle that fires through the gaps up the field and can make plays laterally. Will get consideration as a three technique lineman. Top 60 prospect as of now.
2-3Andre EllingtonRB234JrQuick elusive ball carrier that created yardage. Very similar in style and substance to C.J. Spiller.
3rdAndre BranchDE405SrPossibly the next big-time pass rusher to come from the Clemson program. Athletic, explosive and constantly in the backfield making plays. Will get consideration at outside linebacker in a 34 alignment.
4thDwayne AllenTE834JrAthletic pass catching tight end that also does an admirable job blocking. Must improve the details of his position yet someone that can be a top 100 prospect moving forward.
7thBrandon MayeOLB205SrQuick, explosive linebacker really best in the box. Transferred to Southern Miss for the ’11 campaign.
7thLandon WalkerT725SrPowerful right tackle prospect with nice size. Best as a run blocker and struggles protecting the edge in pass protection.
FAAntoine McClainG744SrStrong, small area blocker that can dominate the opposition on running downs.
FADavid SmithG735SrNimble lineman that shows ability blocking in motion. Must improve his playing strength and learn to block with his legs.
FARashard HallS314JrSkilled defensive back that flashes ability yet must put it all together and produce on a consistent basis.
FARennie MooreDE945SrSolid defensive line prospect that can be used at a variety of positions up front.
FAKyle ParkerQB114JrBaseball prospect that comes with a big-league arm yet minor-league accuracy.
FAMason CloyG625SrSolid backup lineman that can be used at several positions.
FAChad DiehlFB305SrHard-working lead blocker with physical limitations.

Duke

Rnd Full NamePos#YrComments
7-FASean RenfreeQB194JrTall, strong armed pocket passer who plays a smart game. Comes with an upside must be monitored.
FAMatt DanielsS404SrAdequate safety with a well-rounded game but mostly effective in the box or playing downhill.
FAKyle HillT794SrBig, strong college left tackle better suited to play on the right side. Solid run blocker yet not agile, nimble and lacks the footwork to protect the quarterbacks blind side.
FALee ButlerCB204Sr
FACharlie HatcherDT935Sr