Virginia Tech and ACC 2021 Draft Picks

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ACC Virginia Tech 2021 nfl draft
(graphic from TheACC.com)

The ACC had 42 players selected in the NFL Draft this past weekend. With four players selected, Virginia Tech ranked fourth in the conference (tied).

  • 6 picks: Pitt
  • 5 picks: Clemson, UNC
  • 4 picks: Virginia Tech, Florida State, Miami, Duke
  • 2 picks: Boston College, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Syracuse
  • 1 pick: NC State, Wake Forest
  • 0 picks: Virginia

Only three ACC teams had first-round selections, and each of those teams had two first-round picks: Clemson, Miami, and Virginia Tech.

ACC Selections in the NFL Draft (all data from TheACC.com):

First Round
1 – 1st, Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson, Jacksonville Jaguars
1 – 18th, Jaelan Phillips, DE, Miami, Miami Dolphins
1 – 22nd, Caleb Farley, CB, Virginia Tech, Tennessee Titans
1 – 23rd, Christian Darrisaw, OT, Virginia Tech, Minnesota Vikings
1 – 25th, Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson, Jacksonville Jaguars
1 – 30th, Gregory Rousseau, DE, Miami, Buffalo Bills

Second Round
2 – 35th, Javonte Williams, RB, North Carolina, Denver Broncos
2 – 46th, Jackson Carman, OT, Clemson, Cincinnati Bengals
2 – 47th, Asante Samuel Jr., CB, Florida State, Los Angeles Chargers
2 – 57th, Tutu Atwell, WR, Louisville, Los Angeles Rams
2 – 61st, Boogie Basham, DE, Wake Forest, Buffalo Bills

Third Round
3 – 65th, Andre Cisco, S, Syracuse, Jacksonville Jaguars
3 – 72nd, Alim McNeil, DT, NC State, Detroit Lions
3 – 78th, Chazz Surratt, LB, North Carolina, Minnesota Vikings
3 – 80th, Divine Deablo, S, Virginia Tech, Las Vegas Raiders
3 – 81st, Hunter Long, TE, Boston College, Miami Dolphins
3 – 82nd, Dyami Brown, WR, North Carolina, Washington Football Team
3 – 85th, Amari Rodgers, WR, Clemson, Green Bay Packers
3 – 90th, Patrick Jones II, DE, Pitt, Minnesota Vikings
3 – 101st, Ifeatu Melifonwu, CB, Syracuse, Detroit Lions

Fourth Round
4 – 107th, Michael Carter, RB, North Carolina, New York Jets
4 – 109th, Dez Fitzpatrick, WR, Louisville, Tennessee Titans
4 – 118th, Chris Rumph II, DE, Duke, Los Angeles Chargers
4 – 134th, Janarius Robinson, DE, Florida State, Minnesota Vikings
4 – 135th, Rashad Weaver, DE, Pitt, Tennessee Titans
4 – 144th, Joshua Kaindoh, DE, Florida State, Kansas City Chiefs

Fifth Round
5 – 147th, Brevin Jordan, TE, Miami, Houston Texans
5 – 154th, Michael Carter II, S, Duke, New York Jets
5 – 162nd, Noah Gray, TE, Duke, Kansas City Chiefs
5 – 175th, Jason Pinnock, CB, Pitt, New York Jets
5 – 181st, Cornell Powell, WR, Clemson, Kansas City Chiefs

Sixth Round
6 – 186th, Hamsah Nasirildeen, S, Florida State, New York Jets
6 – 199th, Jaylen Twyman, DT, Pitt, Minnesota Vikings
6 – 209th, Jalen Camp, WR, Georgia Tech, Jacksonville Jaguars
6 – 210th, Victor Dimukeje, DE, Duke, Arizona Cardinals
6 – 212nd, Damar Hamlin, S, Pitt, Buffalo Bills
6 – 216th, Quincy Roche, DE, Miami, Pittsburgh Steelers
6 – 217th, Khalil Herbert, RB, Virginia Tech, Chicago Bears
6 – 220th, Isaiah McDuffie, LB, Boston College, Green Bay Packers
6 – 221st, Dazz Newsome, WR, North Carolina, Chicago Bears

Seventh Round
7 – 230th, Jimmy Morrissey, C, Pitt, Las Vegas Raiders
7 – 254th, Pressley Harvin III, P, Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh Steelers

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  1. Since you have the data, try a scoring system as such: 7 points for each Round 1 selection, 6 for Round 2, and so on. Finally 1/2 point for each UDFA. Sum everything up and bet we look pretty good.

  2. Another useful number is draft picks by conference to see where the ACC stacks up. Doesn’t look too bad?

    SEC — 65
    Big Ten — 44
    ACC — 42
    Pac-12 — 28
    Big 12 — 22
    AAC — 19
    Independent — 15
    Conference USA — 5
    FCS — 5
    MAC — 4
    Mountain West — 3
    Sun Belt — 3
    Divisions II/III — 4

    1. Just an FYI, Notre Dame had 9 players drafted in 2021. If we could move those to the ACC we would be clearly in 2nd with 51.

  3. Hey Will: It would be really interesting to add columns beside each player to show their pre-season and post-season All-ACC level, if any. Might show just a bit of Tobacco Rd bias by ACC writers, that doesn’t exist in the “real” world, maybe?

    1. Yeah. I *would* be interesting. Gotta work on securing PPP funding, though, and Chris Coleman is headed out on vacation, so I’ve got lots to do.

  4. Thanks for the information, but we actually ranked fourth in the conference (tied) behind Pitt, UNC, and Clemson.

  5. Pitt head coach was a top DC prior to head coach job. He attracts talent and develops.

  6. That Pitt defensive line was feared for good reason. I figured Patrick Jones for a higher pick.

  7. That Pitt defense is no joke! 5 players drafter ( albeit most in later rounds).

    1. The ACC press release didn’t mention UVA. In order to figure out if any teams went oh-fer, I had to bounce the list in the press release off the roster of ACC schools. That’s when I noticed UVA was absent. 😁

      1. I noticed some draft tickers were including ND as ACC picks. Glad to see UVA with the 0.

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