Editor's note: ESPN.com's Mel Kiper Jr. is preparing for the college football season by taking a look at the top five players on the roster of every team in Division I-A. Following is an archive of Mel's lists, organized alphabetically by conference.
Atlantic Coast Conference
Clemson QB Charlie Whitehurst, a Heisman Trophy candidate and potential future NFL star, leads my look at the top talent in the ACC.
Virginia's Ahmad Brooks, the nation's best young linebacker, is ...