Mel Kiper's latest Big Board


If NFL draft guru Mel Kiper is right, this could be a good first round of the draft for the ACC. The league continues to represent in Kiper's latest Big Board -- or, probably more accurately, three teams continue to represent, and once again it's a defensive year in the ACC. Here's how the ACC players stack up:

No. 8: UNC DE Quinton Coples

No. 11: BC LB Luke Kuechly

No. 14: Clemson DT Brandon Thompson

No. 21: UNC LB Zach Brown

No. 25: Clemson TE Dwayne Allen

Kuechly and Allen are both underclassmen and still haven't announced whether they will leave early, and the ACC could also have Miami running back Lamar Miller and/or Virginia Tech running back David Wilson sneak into the first round. Miller has already announced his intent to leave, while Wilson is still undecided. All of these players will be tough to replace next year.