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Aug
01
2012

Ranking the 5 best Cornerbacks in the ACC for 2012.

We keep moving on with our ACC player rankings by looking at the conference’s best cornerbacks. The ACC has one of the country’s best topping the list.

I had to do a little revamping after Greg Reid was dismissed from the Florida State football. team I had him previously at #4

Completed Rankings

Running Backs | Quarterbacks |

Wide Receivers | Tight Ends |

Offensive Linemen |

Defensive Linemen | Linebackers |

Cornerbacks |

Safeties | Special Teams

1) David Amerson, North Carolina State

David Amerson is a consensus All-American at cornerback, and arguably the nation’s best cornerback. He had whopping 13 interceptions last year, but I wouldn’t expect that this year. Frankly nobody is going to throw in the direction of this future first round NFL pick. At 6-3 194 lbs, he has the size NFL scout covet.

2) Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech

Here’s the guy that was voted the pre-season All-ACC opposite of Amerson. Fuller is a talented and versatile defensive back. Bud Foster felt Fuller was the Hokies defensive MVP last year. He had 64 tackles, and even played a little of linebacker in 2012.

3) Xavier Rhodes, Florida State

I’ve always like CBs with size, and Xavier Rhodes comes is at 6-2 210 lbs. Rhodes was named to the Jim Thorpe pre-season watch list and just missed the pre-season All-ACC team. He’s projected as a 2nd-3rd NFL pick, and with a strong junior season, he could work himself into the first round.

4) Rod Sweeting, Georgia Tech

Rod Sweeting was a 4 star prospect for Georgia Tech in 2009. He’s starting to live up to the advanced billing. An experienced CB, he’s started 39 games. Last season he had 3 interceptions and was named Honorable  Mention All-ACC. You’ll find him on many folks top 10 senior DB’s for 2012.

5) Merrill Noel, Wake Forest

Here’s a name you might not be that familiar with, but RS-Sophomore DB Merrill Noel is a good one. He was the ACC’s freshman defensive player of the year and made several freshman All-American lists. I tend to give the edge to more experienced players, but don’t be surprised if Noel one day is the top 2 of this list.

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