No. 21. Chris Givens, WR, Wake Forest
2011 stats: He led the team with 83 catches for a school-record 1,330 yards and nine touchdowns. He led the ACC with an average of 102.3 receiving yards per game. He was second in the ACC with 6.4 receptions per game. He also had 110.8 all-purpose yards per game.
Previous ranking: Not ranked.
Making the case for Givens: He was a speedy, first-team all-conference receiver who emerged not only as a consistent playmaker in 2011, but also as a leader on the team. He had one of the best seasons in school history for a receiver, as his seven 100-yard receiving games were one shy of the school record. Givens’ decision to leave school early for the NFL draft will leave a significant hole for the offense in 2012.
No. 22 Terrell Manning, LB, NC State
No. 23 Matt Conrath, DT, Virginia
No. 24 Omoregie Uzzi, RG, Georgia Tech
No. 25 Brandon Jenkins, DE, Florida State