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2017 Schedule
7-6, 4th in ACC - Atlantic
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22dAndrea Adelson

Get ready for the Year of the Defense in the ACC

While strong QB play got the ACC's headlines in 2016, the defenses, which feature some of the league's top stars, may generate a national buzz in '17.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Marquel Lee is the first player from Wake Forest drafted since CB Kevin Johnson went 16th overall in 2015. Plus, the Raiders have drafted five linebackers since selecting OLB/DE Khalil Mack at No. 5 in 2014, with all five coming in the fifth or sixth round, per ESPN Stats & Information.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Marquel Lee said the Raiders approached him at the combine after he put up 25 reps in the 225-pound bench press. A foot injury kept him from running at the combine, though he clocked a 4.69/4.70 time in the 40 at his pro day.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

Raiders fifth-rounder Marquel Lee said GM Reggie McKenzie told him he will compete for a starting gig at linebacker, and Lee played mostly MLB in a 4-2-5 defense at Wake Forest.

Paul Gutierrez ESPN Staff Writer 

The Raiders select Wake Forest linebacker Marquel Lee with their fifth-round draft pick, No. 168 overall. Lee, a 6-foot-3, 240-pounder, addresses the Raiders' need at inside linebacker as he had 20 tackles for a loss among his 105 tackles last fall for the Demon Deacons. Not likely a starter, he could compete with the likes of Ben Heeney or learn from Perry Riley, Jr., should the Raiders re-sign him.

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29dDavid M. Hale

Who is the ACC's next DeMarcus Walker?

The ACC is chock full of strong pass-rushers, including DeMarcus Walker's former teammates at Florida State and NC State's Bradley Chubb.

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50dDavid M. Hale

Why your team won't win the ACC in 2017

Spring is a time for optimism. But before you start saving for bowl tickets here's a look at why each team won't win the ACC.

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55dSteve Palazzolo

Duke Ejiofor among top fifth-year players

With another season under his belt, expect the Wake Forest defensive end to establish himself as one of the top dogs on D heading into the draft.

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92dJared Shanker

ACC schedule review: Wake Forest Demon Deacons

After winning seven games last season, Wake Forest faces some daunting challenges in the fall, including consecutive games against FSU and Clemson.

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100dAndrea Adelson

ACC position rankings: Defensive line

Clemson could have the nation's best defensive line, and despite losing DeMarcus Walker the line at Florida State isn't too far behind.

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104dDavid M. Hale

Instant impact recruit: Wake Forest Demon Deacons

Wake Forest's depth has has improved, but linebacker Jeff Burley could have an opportunity to replace departing star Marquel Lee in the lineup.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Army announces defensive coordinator Jay Bateman and former assistant Ray McCartney accepted leaked information from former Wake Forest broadcaster Tommy Ellis.

Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer 

Army confirms the role of current defensive coordinator Jay Bateman and former assistant Ray McCartney in Wake Forest leaks scandal.

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