ACC in NFL: 2015 Kickoff

NFL Kickoff 2015 is finally here! For football fans, opening day serves as a symbol of rebirth. For ACC fans, opening day provides a nice platform to show off the talent the conference has produced in the NFL.

Here at the ACCDN, we have put together the best NFL depth chart that ACC players could create. Keep in mind, these are players whose alma maters are current ACC teams.

There may be some discrepancies at specific positions. For example, there was much debate whether to start NC State’s Phillip Rivers or Russell Wilson at quarterback. Another stance we debated about was which Clemson wide receiver to go with at our third WR spot. Although Sammy Watkins may have more upside, Houston’s DeAndre Hopkins has more experience.  

ACC fans, if you have any thoughts or disagreements with our ACC Kickoff depth chart, feel free to tweet us @theACCDN using #ACCPros.

More on the #ACCpros starters on #NFLKickoff. (Courtesy of NFL.com)



OFFENSE


Russell Wilson | #3 QB | Seattle Seahawks

Birth Date: November 29, 1988 (Age: 26)
Birthplace: Richmond, Va.
Experience: 4th season
College: NC State & Wisconsin
Height: 5-11 | Weight: 206 lbs.
College Career: 11,720 passing yards, 109 TDs, 30 INTs
NFL Career: 9,950 passing yards, 72 TDs, 26 INTs


LeSean McCoy | #25 RB | Buffalo Bills

Birth Date: July 12, 1988 (Age: 27)
Birthplace: Harrisburg, Pa.
Experience: 7th season
College: Pittsburgh
Height: 5-11 | Weight: 208 lbs.
College Career: 2,816 rushing yards, 35 rushing TDs
NFL Career: 6,792 rushing yards, 44 rushing TDs


Calvin Johnson | #81 WR | Detroit Lions

Birth Date: Sept. 29, 1985 (Age: 29)
Birthplace: Newnan, Ga.
Experience: 9th season
College: Georgia Tech
Height: 6-5 | Weight: 236 lbs.
College Career: 178 REC, 2,927 YDS, 28 TDs
NFL Career: 643 REC, 10,405 YDS, 74 TDs


Demaryius Thomas | #88 WR | Denver Broncos

Birth Date: Dec. 25, 1987 (Age: 27)
Birthplace: Montrose, Ga.
Experience: 6th season
College: Georgia Tech
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 229 lbs.
College Career: 120 REC, 2,339, 15 TDs
NFL Career: 351 REC, 5,317 YDS, 41 TDs


DeAndre Hopkins | #10 WR | Houston Texans

Birth Date: June 6, 1992 (Age: 23)
Birthplace: Central, S.C.
Experience: 3rd season
College: Clemson
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 218 lbs.
College Career: .206 REC, 3,020 YDS, 27 TDs
NFL Career: 128 REC, 2,012 YDS, 8 TDs


Jimmy Graham | #88 TE | Seattle Seahawks

Birth Date: Nov. 24, 1986 (Age: 28)
Birthplace: Goldsboro, N.C.
Experience: 6th season
College: Miami (FL)
Height: 6-7 | Weight: 265 lbs.
College Career:  17 REC, 213 YDS, 5 TDs
NFL Career: 386 REC, 4,572 YDS, 51 TDs


D’Brickashaw Ferguson | #60 LT | New York Jets

Birth Date: Dec. 10, 1983 (Age: 31)
Birthplace: New York City, N.Y.
Experience: 10th season
College: Virginia
Height: 6-6 | Weight: 310 lbs.



Jonathan Cooper | #61 LG | Arizona Cardinals

Birth Date: Jan. 19, 1990 (Age: 25)
Birthplace: Wilmington, N.C.
Experience: 3rd season
College: North Carolina
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 312 lbs.



Rodney Hudson | #61 C | Oakland Raiders

Birth Date: July 12, 1989 (Age: 26)
Birthplace: Mobile, Ala.
Experience: 5th season
College: Florida State
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 300 lbs.



Orlando Franklin | #74 RG | San Diego Chargers

Birth Date: Dec. 16, 1987 (Age: 27)
Birthplace: Jamaica
Experience: 5th season
College: Miami (FL)
Height: 6-7 | Weight: 320 lbs.



Justin Pugh | #67 RT | New York Giants

Birth Date: Aug. 15, 1990 (Age: 25)
Birthplace: Newtown, Pa.
Experience: 3rd season
College: Syracuse
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 301 lbs.



DEFENSE


Robert Quinn | #94 DE | St. Louis Rams

Birth Date: May 18, 1990 (Age: 25)
Birthplace: Ladson, S.C.
Experience: 5th season
College: North Carolina
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 264 lbs.
College Career:  86 Tackles, 13 Sacks, 8 FF
NFL Career: 155 Tackles, 45 Sacks, 13 FF


Aaron Donald | #99 DT | St. Louis Rams

Birth Date: May 23rd, 1991 (Age: 24)
Birthplace: Pittsburgh, Pa.
Experience: 2nd season
College: Pittsburgh
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 285 lbs.
College Career:  181 Tackles, 29.5 Sacks, 6 FF
NFL Career: 47 Tackles, 9 Sacks, 2 FF


B.J. Raji | #90 DT | Green Bay Packers

Birth Date: July 11, 1986 (Age: 29)
Birthplace: New York, N.Y.
Experience: 7th season
College: Boston College
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 337 lbs.
College Career:  92 Tackles & 12 Sacks
NFL Career: 129 Tackles & 10.5 Sacks


Mario Williams | #94 DE | Buffalo Bills

Birth Date: Jan. 31 1985 (Age: 30)
Birthplace: Richlands, N.C.
Experience: 10th season
College: NC State
Height: 6-6 | Weight: 292 lbs.
College Career:  97 Tackles & 20 Sacks
NFL Career: 367 Tackles, 91 Sacks, 16 FF


Julius Peppers | #56 LB | Green Bay Packers

Birth Date: Jan. 18, 1980 (Age: 35)
Birthplace: Wilson, N.C.
Experience: 14th season
College: North Carolina
Height: 6-7 | Weight: 287 lbs.
College Career:  167 Tackles, 30.5 Sacks, 5 FF, 5 INTs
NFL Career: 601 Tackles, 125.5 Sacks, 43 FF, 11 INTs


Luke Kuechly | #59 LB | Carolina Panthers

Birth Date: April 20, 1991 (Age: 24)
Birthplace: Cincinnati, Ohio
Experience: 4th season
College: Boston College
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 238 lbs.
College Career:  532 Tackles, 2.5 Sacks, 7 INTs
NFL Career: 473 Tackles, 6 Sacks, 7 INTs


Elvis Dumervil | #58 LB | Baltimore Ravens

Birth Date: Jan. 19, 1984 (Age: 31)
Birthplace: Miami, Fla.
Experience: 10th season
College: Louisville
Height: 5-11 | Weight: 255 lbs.
College Career:  138 Tackles & 27 Sacks
NFL Career: 293 Tackles, 90 Sacks, 20 FF


Darrelle Revis | #24 CB | New York Jets

Birth Date: July 14, 1985 (Age: 30)
Birthplace: Aliquippa, Pa.
Experience: 9th season
College: Pittsburgh
Height: 5-11| Weight: 198 lbs.
College Career:  129 Tackles & 8 INTs
NFL Career: 391 Tackles, 23 INTs, 6 FF


Antonio Cromartie | #31 CB | New York Jets

Birth Date: April 15, 1984 (Age: 31)
Birthplace: Tallahassee, Fla.
Experience: 10th season
College: Florida State
Height: 6-2 | Weight: 210 lbs.
College Career:  5 INTs & 2 Def. TDs
NFL Career: 373 Tackles, 31 INTs, 3 Def. TDs


Antrel Rolle | #31 FS | Chicago Bears

Birth Date: Dec. 16, 1982 (Age: 32)
Birthplace: Homestead, Fla.
Experience: 11th season
College: Miami (FL)
Height: 6-0 | Weight: 206 lbs.
College Career:  183 Tackles & 5 INT
NFL Career: 801 Tackles, 26 INT, 8 FF


Kam Chancellor | #31 SS | Seattle Seahawks

Birth Date: April 3, 1988 (Age: 27)
Birthplace: Norfolk, Va.
Experience: 6th season
College: Virginia Tech
Height: 6-3 | Weight: 232 lbs.
College Career:  208 Tackles, 6 INT, 24 PD
NFL Career: 398 Tackles, 8 INTS, 8 FF


Steven Hauschka | #4 K | Seattle Seahawks

Birth Date: June 29, 1985 (Age: 30)
Birthplace: Needham, Mass.
Experience: 8th season
College: NC State
Height: 6-4 | Weight: 210 lbs.
College Career: 16/18 FGM
NFL Career: 129 FGM, 589 PTS


Andy Lee | #8 P | Cleveland Browns

Birth Date: August 11, 1982 (Age: 33)
Birthplace: Westminster, S.C.
Experience: 12th season
College: Pittsburgh
Height: 6-1 | Weight: 185 lbs.
College Career: 244 Punts, 10,353 YDS, 42.4 AVG
NFL Career: 941 Punts, 43,468 YDS, 46.2 AVG


Devin Hester | #17 KR/PR | Atlanta Falcons

Birth Date: Nov. 4, 1982 (Age: 32)
Birthplace: Riviera Beach, Fla.
Experience: 10th season
College: Miami (FL)
Height: 5-11 | Weight: 190 lbs.
College Career: 1,657 Total Return YDS, 6 Total Return TDs
NFL Career: 10,113 Total Return YDS, 19 Total Return TDs