Top 25 player countdown: No. 2

No. 2. Quinton Coples, DE, UNC

2010 stats: He started 12 of the 13 games he played in and ranked third in the league and 16th in the country in sacks per game. He had 10 sacks on the year, which ranked in the top five in the country among defensive tackles. He also ranked seventh in the league with 15.5 tackles for losses. He finished fourth on the team with 59 total tackles and had a team-high 12 quarterback pressures, two pass breakups and one forced fumble.

Previously ranked: No. 13

Making the case for Coples: He was one of the best linemen in the country last year and he was playing out of position. Now that Coples has moved back to his natural end position, he should flourish even more. He has the ability to disrupt the passing game, pressure the quarterback, get into opponents’ backfields and find the ball.

No. 3 Jayron Hosley, CB, Virginia Tech

No. 4 Brandon Jenkins, DE, Florida State

No. 5. Montel Harris, RB, Boston College

No. 6 Donte Paige-Moss, DE, North Carolina

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 Boyk