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Thursday, January 26, 2012
Kiper: NC State's Glennon a top QB for 2013

By ESPN.com staff
ESPN.com

Mel Kiper's latest top 5 players by position is a look ahead at the returning seniors who should be top picks in the 2013 NFL draft. Finally, thanks to NC State's Mike Glennon, the ACC has a quarterback in the mix. Before he even took a collegiate snap, Glennon had drawn comparisons to former Boston College quarterback Matt Ryan. He'll be under the microscope more as he officially enters the draft spotlight, but he's definitely capable of being one of the best quarterbacks -- if not the best -- in the ACC next season. He's a big reason why Wolfpack fans should be excited about their chances in the Atlantic Division race next season, especially considering NC State returns four starters on the offensive line. Glennon was No. 5 on Kiper's list.

Without Miami's Lamar Miller or Virginia Tech's David Wilson returning, Kiper gave the nod to Clemson's Andre Ellington as the No. 4 running back in next year's draft class. Sounds like it was a smart move for Ellington to return. There are a few other ACC players who made the cut, but one other thing worth noting was the number of North Carolina players who are still on the list. Linebacker Kevin Reddick, defensive tackle Sylvester Williams, and offensive guard Jonathan Cooper are further proof that first-year coach Larry Fedora has plenty to work with in 2012. The question is, will it be enough to finally beat NC State? The No. 5 quarterback on Kiper's list might have something to say about that.