Found January 16, 2013 on Fox Sports Carolinas:
As the Jan. 15 deadline passed, only six ACC players with eligibility remaining had entered their names in the NFL draft. That is a far cry from the 32 leaving SEC programs early, and more in tune with the rest of the nations power conferences. For the ACC, however, the most important player that could have gone pro stayed, and Clemson may contend for a national title with Tajh Boyd back for his senior season at quarterback. Florida State, however, lost three players early, including defensive end Bjoern Werner, and will feel the effects of those departures as well as the many seniors leaving the program. Cornerback Xavier Rhodes and offensive lineman Melenik Watson joined Werner in departing early. Clemson, which finished this past season 11-2 and ranked No. 11, did feel the bite of the drafts lure, as prolific wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins entered his name last week. North Carolina (Gio Bernard) and N.C. State (David Amerson) are also losing players early. In addition, ACC ...
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