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