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Top 25 player countdown: No. 11

8/15/2011

No. 11. Dwight Jones, WR, North Carolina

2010 stats: He led the team last season with 62 catches for 946 yards. He averaged 72.8 yards per game, good for fourth in the league. He started 12 of 13 games and had four 100-yard receiving games.

Previously ranked: Not ranked.

Making the case for Jones: He had a breakout season last year as a junior and is poised to be the ACC’s premier receiver this fall. He went from five catches in seven games in 2009 to 62 receptions last season. He’s got great size and hands and is dependable in the clutch. Last season’s performance ranked among the best in school history, and he had jaw-dropping games like his 233 yards and a touchdown in the win against Florida State. He’s capable of giving opposing defensive backs fits, and he’ll continue to do so in 2011.

No. 12 Xavier Rhodes, CB, Florida State

No. 13 Brandon Washington, OL, Miami

No. 14 Danny O'Brien, QB, Maryland

No. 15 Sean Renfree, QB, Duke

No. 16 Chase Minnifield, CB, Virginia

No. 17 Cam Johnson, DE, Virginia

No. 18 Greg Reid, CB, Florida State

No. 19 Ray-Ray Armstrong, S, Miami

No. 20 Lamar Miller, RB, Miami

No. 21 Conner Vernon, WR, Duke

No. 22 Jarrett Boykin, WR, Virginia Tech

No. 23 Omoregie Uzzi, OG, Georgia Tech

No. 24 Andre Ellington, RB, Clemson

No. 25 EJ Manuel, QB, Florida State