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Poll: ACC's most difficult player to replace

5/11/2011

The "spring shoes to fill" series looked at the most difficult player to replace in each program. Five of them were quarterbacks, four linemen, two receivers and one linebacker.

Boston College: Anthony Castonzo

Clemson: Da'Quan Bowers

Duke: Abraham Kromah

Florida State: Rodney Hudson

Georgia Tech: Joshua Nesbitt

Maryland: Torrey Smith

Miami: Leonard Hankerson

North Carolina: T.J. Yates

NC State: Russell Wilson

Virginia: Marc Verica

Virginia Tech: Tyrod Taylor

Wake Forest: Russell Nenon

Hudson was the most decorated offensive lineman in ACC history. Taylor was the winningest quarterback in school history. Nesbitt was the most prolific rushing quarterback in league history. Bowers was honored as the nation's top defensive player. Almost all of them were record-setters. The ACC lost some tremendous talent from 2010 rosters.

Of these 12 players, I took the liberty of narrowing the list down to five choices for the most difficult player to replace in the ACC.