No. 20. Montel Harris, RB, Boston College
2009 numbers: In only his second season, Harris finished 18th nationally with 1,457 yards and 14 touchdowns.
Most recent ranking: Not ranked.
Making the case for Harris: He’s invaluable to his team, and he’s one of the top returning rushers in the country. It’s hard to keep him off this list. His rushing yardage ranked sixth-best in ACC single-season history and was the fourth-highest in school history. He also leads all active ACC players with 13 100-yard rushing games. He racked up 264 rushing yards on only 27 carries against NC State last year, the highest total for an ACC running back last year.
No. 22 Greg Reid, CB, Florida State
No. 24 Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia
No. 25 Mark Herzlich, LB, Boston College