No. 8. Sean Spence, LB, Miami
2010 stats: He was one of seven Hurricanes to start all 13 games last season and finished second on the team and fifth in the ACC with 111 tackles. He had a team-leading 16 tackles for loss, the fourth most in the conference. He also had six pass breakups, 2.5 sacks, one fumble recovery and two forced fumbles.
Previously ranked: Not ranked.
Making the case for Spence: He’s aggressive towards the ball, a throwback player who has excelled at the outside linebacker position. He’s got a proven ability to make game-changing plays, disrupt the passing game and strip the ball. Just ask Clemson – he had 14 tackles against the Tigers, with a forced fumble and 1.5 tackles for loss. Spence has had an impressive career so far, but he has become a more complete player.
No. 9 Kenny Tate, LB, Maryland
No. 10 David Wilson, RB, Virginia Tech
No. 11 Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina
No. 12 Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State
No. 13 Brandon Washington, OL, Miami
No. 14 Danny O'Brien, QB, Maryland
No. 15 Sean Renfree, QB, Duke
No. 16 Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia
No. 17 Cam Johnson, DE, Virginia
No. 18 Greg Reid, CB, Florida State
No. 19 Ray-Ray Armstrong, S, Miami
No. 20 Lamar Miller, RB, Miami
No. 21 Conner Vernon, WR, Duke
No. 22 Jarrett Boykin, WR, Virginia Tech
No. 23 Omoregie Uzzi, OG, Georgia Tech
No. 24 Andre Ellington, RB, Clemson
No. 25 EJ Manuel, QB, Florida State