You don't need to know much about college football to know that the ACC does not always get a lot of love.
It has been quite some time since the conference could claim a national champion. The 12 teams continue to search for respect with some of the best out of conference games slated this 2010 season.
However, as any ACC fan can tell you, these teams are absolutely stacked with freakish athletes who can make it at the next level.
Indeed, 31 players taken last year in the NFL Draft were from the ACC. Since 2005, the only other conference to boast 30 players taken each and every year besides the ACC is (you guessed it) the SEC.
So who are going to be the players we are likely to hear have their names called in the 2011 NFL Draft?
More importantly, which of these names are most likely to make waves once they reach the professional ranks?
The following 15 players represent not only the best the ACC have to offer for 2011, but those likely to build a solid career in the NFL.
Oh, you might notice a few trends on this list. It appears that defense could reign supreme in 2010. It also shows that one team has an inordinate amount of pressure to perform this season.
Let the debate begin!