@ACCFootball Has 10 Players Chosen on Second Day of the 2014 NFL Draft
Friday May 9, 2014
Four Florida State Players Chosen Through Three Rounds; Miami Extends Streak to 41 Consecutive Years of Draftees.Seminoles, Virginia Have Had A Player Drafted in 32 Straight Years
Greensboro, N.C—The Atlantic Coast Conference had 10 players selected on the second day in the second and third rounds of the 2014 National Football League Draft Friday night at the Radio City Music Hall in New York City.
Three players from 2013 National Champion Florida State were chosen starting with CB Lamarcus Joyner at No. 41 by the St. Louis Rams, DT Timmy Jernigan tabbed No. 48 by the Balitmore Ravens and S Terrence Brooks, taken No. 79 by the Baltimore Ravens.
The three selections gave Florida State four players taken on the first two days of the draft, as WR Kelvin Benjamin was also chosen 28th overall on the first round Thursday night. A year ago, the Seminoles led all schools with 11 players selected.
Miami, which had G Brandon Linder chosen 93rd overall by the Jacksonville Jaguars, extended their consecutive streak to 41 straight years as the Hurricanes have now had at least one player chosen every year since 1974.
Three ACC schools saw significant draft streaks continue. Both FSU and Virginia, which saw T Morgan Moses taken 66th by the Washington Redskins, extended their streaks to 32 consecutive years with at least one player taken in the NFL Draft. Both Florida State and Virginia have had at least one player chosen every year since 1983.
At the conclusion of Friday night’s session 10 ACC schools had at least one of their players chosen in the NFL Draft as the ACC had 15 players drafted,
In all, the ACC had three players drafted in the second round and seven in the third.
Rounding out the ACC selections on Day Two of the NFL Draft were Georgia Tech DE Jeremiah Attaochu, who was selected 50th overall by the San Diego Chargers; Syracuse DT Jay Bromley, who was tabbed 74th overall by the New York Giants; Maryland CB Dexter McDougle, chosen 80th by the New York Jets and Clemson T Brandon Thomas, who was taken No. 100 by the San Francisco 49ers.
The final four rounds of the draft concludes Saturday.
ACC NFL Selections (Through 3rd Round)
Rd No. Name, School Pos. Team
1 4 Sammy Watkins, Clemson WR Buffalo Bills
1 10 Eric Ebron, North Carolina TE Detroit Lions
1 13 Aaron Donald, Pitt DT St. Louis Rams
1 14 Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech CB Chicago Bears
1 28 Kelvin Benjamin, Florida State WR Carolina Panthers
2 41 Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State CB St. Louis Rams
2 48 Timmy Jernigan, Florida State DT Baltimore Ravens
2 50 Jeremiah Attaochu, Georgia Tech DE San Diego Chargers
3 66 Morgan Moses, Virginia T Washington Redskins
3 74 Jay Bromley, Syracuse DT N.Y. Giants
3 79 Terrence Brooks, Florida State S Baltimore Ravens
3 80 Dexter McDougle, Maryland CB N.Y. Jets
3 84 Kareem Martin, North Carolina DE Arizona Cardinals
3 93 Brandon Linder, Miami G Jacksonville Jaguars
3 100 Brandon Thomas, Clemson T San Francisco 49ers