The 2013 NFL Draft is officially in the books after 254 selections from the NFL’s 32 franchises. In total, the ACC saw 31 players chosen in this year’s draft — 34, if you include the three draftees from Syracuse (and for argument’s sake, we will here). That number — regardless of which you decide to use — puts the conference behind just behind the more highly-regarded SEC in terms of NFL-bound talent this season. While not the only thing that counts by any means, moving players on to the NFL resonates with potential recruits, and does help all 14 (15) schools in one way or another.
We’ve included various breakdowns below — from school-by-school, to conference comparisons, an NFL team-by-team list, as well as the full list of ACC players chosen between Thursday and Saturday. Also, stop by later on, to see our compilation of the most confusing non-selections from the ACC, and where those players also ended up.
First 10 ACC Players Selected
No. 24 overall (Round 1): Bjoern Werner, DE/Florida State, selected by the Indianapolis Colts
No. 25 overall (Round 1): Xavier Rhodes, CB/Florida State, selected by the Minnesota Vikings
No. 28 overall (Round 1): Sylvester Williams, DT/North Carolina, selected by the Denver Broncos
No. 37 overall (Round 2): Giovani Bernard, RB/North Carolina, selected by the Cincinnati Bengals
No. 40 overall (Round 2): Cornellius “Tank” Carradine, DE/Florida State, selected by the San Francisco 49ers
No. 42 overall (Round 2): Menelik Watson, OT/Florida State, selected by the Oakland Raiders