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The Wolfpack will have ample opportunity to knock off top teams in the ACC Atlantic and a defensive line that will give opponents fits.
Think the ACC has lost some star power at the quarterback position? Think again. The league has some potential new playmakers leading the way in 2017.
Increased investment in football programs across the league has attracted high-quality coaches and contributed to the ACC's recent on-field success.
David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer
Bradley Chubb said he pays attention to the other D-linemen when he watches film. "We've got some freaks of nature [in the ACC]," he said, "so you watch how they do things and put it in your arsenal."
David M. Hale ESPN Staff Writer
Bradley Chubb said it was hard to root for Clemson in national championship game but he did. "I had to root for them vs Alabama. Nothing's worse than a Bama fan."
Who will win the ACC?
As usual, Florida State and Clemson lead the way, with ESPN's Football Power Index giving the Seminoles a sizable advantage. Miami looks like the next-biggest threat, with outside chances for Louisville, NC State and North Carolina.
Andrea Adelson ESPN Staff Writer
NC State Mr. Versatility Jaylen Samuels shows off his red shoes. Where do you buy shoes like that? He says his mom got them for him.
ACC media days kick off Thursday, with NC State coach Dave Doeren and two of his players scheduled to take the podium at approximately 12:21 p.m. ET. Watch live on ACCN Extra/WatchESPN.
A season ago, Jimbo Fisher thought Florida State would be good in 2017. The time has arrived, but first the Seminoles face an ACC schedule that includes the defending national champion. Find out how the conference shapes up.
After knocking the SEC off its pedestal, what can the ACC do for an encore? Here are the storylines everyone will be talking about at the ACC Kickoff.
Preseason media events rarely provide news, but sometimes it becomes clear a player is headed for greatness, and the ACC again has a few candidates.
With a pair of NFL prospects on the edges and plenty of beef up the middle, this group is loaded. Only two D-lines in the nation rank higher.
Chubb on Bednarik Award watch list
The ACC is well represented on the preseason Bednarik Award watch list with 18 players, including NC State DE Bradley Chubb. The honor is given to the nation's top defensive player.
After a (sort of) down year, the SEC is loaded again in 2017. But the ACC and Big Ten are right there. So which league enters 2017 as the deepest in the country?
Former Tennessee Volunteers safety Stephen Griffin is transferring to North Carolina State.
Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
The group of 24 quarterbacks who competed at the Elite 11 finals in Southern California over the weekend has been whittled down to 12 guys who will participate at The Opening in Oregon at the end of the month. Here's the full list of who was selected: Trevor Lawrence (Clemson), Justin Fields (Penn State), Tanner McKee (uncommitted), Jack Tuttle (Utah), Devin Leary (N.C. State), Tyler Shough (uncommitted), Cammon Cooper (Washington State), Quincy Patterson (Virginia Tech), Jarren Williams (Kentucky), Matt Corral (USC), Justin Rogers (TCU) and Dorian Thompson-Robinson (UCLA).
There are plenty of players in the ACC ready to make a leap in 2017, but Syracuse WR Ervin Philips and NC State DT Darian Roseboro are worth watching.
Bradley Chubb leads the way among Mel Kiper's senior defensive end prospects, while FB/TE Jaylen Samuels earns some recognition as well.
The run game has been the bread and butter of NC State's offense, but it's a bit of a question mark at this point.
While defenses could be historically strong in the ACC this fall, based on returning talent, the teams that buck that trend should be favorites.
NC State's stellar defensive front has other coaches on the schedule taking notice of a team that features 11 senior starters and a lot of optimism.
One of the nation's leaders in tackles for loss in 2016, Bradley Chubb could be among the first defensive linemen off the board in 2018.
With Dalvin Cook, Wayne Gallman, James Conner and other productive runners moving on, it's a changing of the guard at running back in the ACC.