No. 6. Donte Paige-Moss, DE, UNC
2010 stats: He started 12 of 13 games he played in last year, and finished the regular season with 49 tackles, 13.5 tackles for losses of 77 yards, 7.0 sacks for 57 yards, and one pass breakup. He ranked second on the team in tackles for loss and sacks and was seventh in the ACC in sacks.
Previously ranked: Not ranked.
Making the case for Paige-Moss: He has the skills to be one of the country’s top pass-rushers this fall. He played exceptionally well in the second half of last season, when he recorded 10.5 of his 13.5 tackles for loss. Carolina fans saw his game-changing potential in the Music City Bowl win over Tennessee when he posted six tackles, 2.5 tackles for loss, 1.5 sacks, one forced fumble and one blocked kick. He blocked an extra point in the fourth quarter, which kept Tennessee's lead at three. He was only a sophomore last year and made his first career start when he lined up against LSU in the season opener. Now more experienced, Paige-Moss could be on the brink of a breakout season.
No. 7 Andrew Datko, LT, Florida State
No. 8 Sean Spence, LB, Miami
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