Bjoern Werner, DeAndre Hopkins, Giovani Bernard, EJ Manuel, Jonathan Cooper, Andre Ellington and Xavier Rhodes are just a few of the big-name stars who the ACC waved goodbye to this offseason.
All in all, the conference had 31 players selected in the 2013 NFL draft, including six first-round picks. Besides the SEC, no other conference in college football had that many players selected.
The ACC lost some truly tremendous talent, but that doesn’t necessarily mean that the conference will lack star power in 2013.
Clemson quarterback Tajh Boyd is the league’s premier player and will receive the most publicity this offseason. However, there are plenty of other players who are worth getting excited about as well.
Here’s a look at the ACC’s top 50 players for the 2013 season.