As part of Phil Steele’s extensive 2013 season preview activities, today he released his picks for the All-ACC team. Not an overwhelming number of surprises to be found, but that said, there’s certainly some switches partisan fans might make here and there between first- and second-teams or third- and fourth-teams. Most notably, I’d probably move up UNC‘s Bryn Renner to the second team, while moving Virginia Tech‘s Logan Thomas down to the third — but the difference is negligible, really.
We won’t lay out the entire list for you here, but below we’ve included the first-team offense and defense, plus a school-by-school count of all players included on all four teams compiled by Steele. Regarding the latter, Florida State led the way with 19 players out of the 112 named, while Maryland had the least, with just three.
First Team All-ACC: Offense
RB: Devonta Freeman, Florida State
WR: Sammy Watkins, Clemson
WR: Rashad Greene, Florida State
WR: Stefon Diggs, Maryland
TE: Eric Ebron, North Carolina
C: Bryan Stork, Florida State
OG: Tre’ Jackson, Florida State
OG: Brandon Linder, Miami
OT: James Hurst, North Carolina