ACC's Top 25 player countdown: No. 13


No. 13. Bruce Carter, LB,UNC

2009 numbers: He ranked third on the team with 65 tackles, 7.5 for loss and one sack. He also returned an interception 41 yards for a touchdown against Georgia Southern. He also had two pass breakups and four quarterback pressures.

Most recent ranking: No. 14

Making the case for Carter: His lateral speed and explosiveness help make him one of the top linebackers in the country, but he hasn’t reached his ceiling yet. Carter has the ability to disrupt the passing game, stop the run and get after quarterbacks.

No. 14 Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College

No. 15 Brandon Harris, CB, Miami

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