ACC Lands Second Highest Number Of NFL Draft Picks In 2014

The ACC continues its march from being known as a basketball conference to becoming a football powerhouse. During the 2014 NFL Draft the conference had 42 players selected – second only to the SEC’s 49. The ACC’s five first round selections were also second to the SEC.

Below are the draft selections from each ACC school, with first-round picks listed in parentheses.

  • Florida State – 7 draftees (1)
  • Clemson – 5 draftees (1)
  • North Carolina – 5 draftees (1)
  • Boston College – 4 draftees
  • Georgia Tech – 3 draftees
  • Miami – 3 draftees
  • Pitt – 3 draftees (1)
  • Virginia – 3 draftees
  • Virginia Tech – 3 draftees (1)
  • Syracuse – 2 draftees
  • Duke – 1 draftee
  • Maryland – 1 draftee
  • NC State – 1 draftee
  • Wake Forest 1 draftee

Fresh off a national title and strong draft, the conference is finally starting to get its footing in the football landscape.