No 9. Rodney Hudson, LG, Florida State
2009 numbers: Hudson a posted team-high season average grade of 87 over 11 starts after missing the final two regular season games with a knee sprain. The injury ended his streak of 28 consecutive starts. He finished the year with 38 knockdown blocks. He did not allow a sack or a quarterback pressure all season.
Last ranking: No. 8
Making the case for Hudson: Barring any injuries or inexplicable drop-offs in performance, Hudson should become the first offensive lineman in league history to earn all-ACC honors four times. On a team that had a penchant for penalties, Hudson was penalized only twice last year and missed a total of four assignments. Hudson was at his best against the best, as he graded out at 97 against ACC champ Georgia Tech and runner-up Clemson.
No. 10 Anthony Castonzo, OT, Boston College
No. 11 Allen Bailey, DE, Miami
No. 12 (tie) S Deunta Williams, CB Kendric Burney, UNC
No. 13 Bruce Carter, LB, North Carolina
No. 14 Luke Kuechly, LB, Boston College
No. 15 Brandon Harris, CB, Miami
No. 19 Alex Wujciak, LB, Maryland
No. 22 Greg Reid, CB, Florida State
No. 24 Ras-I Dowling, CB, Virginia
No. 25 Mark Herzlich, LB, Boston College