No. 15. Brandon Harris, CB, Miami
2009 numbers: He led the ACC and ranked second nationally with 1.31 passes defended per game. He tied for second nationally with 15 pass breakups and was third in passes defended with 17. He finished third on Miami’s defense with 52 total tackles.
Last ranking: Not ranked.
Making the case for Harris: He’s shown the ability to be disruptive all over the field, including in the opponents’ backfield. Harris had six tackles for losses last year, including a sack against Oklahoma. He’s a game changer, as evidenced by his pass breakup in the end zone with nine seconds remaining against rival Florida State. He also had two forced fumbles.
No. 16 Jacory Harris, QB, Miami
No. 17 Tyrod Taylor, QB, Virginia Tech
No. 18 Donovan Varner, WR, Duke
No. 19 Alex Wujciak, LB, Maryland
No. 20 Montel Harris, RB, Boston College
No. 21 Torrey Smith, WR, Maryland
No. 22, Greg Reid, CB, Florida State
No. 23 Anthony Allen, RB, Georgia Tech
No. 24 Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia
No. 25 Mark Herzlich, LB, Boston College