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ACC Top 25 player countdown: No. 22

22. Greg Reid, CB, Florida State

2009 numbers: Led the nation in punt returns with an 18.4 average and ranked fourth in the ACC with 25.5 yards per kick return. He returned both a punt and an interception for touchdowns and made 23 tackles.

Most recent ranking: Not ranked.

Making the case for Reid: Potential is the key here, and he showed a lot of it last year. As a true freshman he made an immediate impact in the Seminoles’ return game, and this year he should become even more of a factor in the secondary -- a unit that returns only one starter and is in need of a boost. Despite being only a part-time player, Reid tied for the team lead in pass deflections with six and had two interceptions.

No. 23: Anthony Allen, B-back, Georgia Tech

No. 24: Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia

No. 25: Mark Herzlich, LB, Boston College