Sunday, April 26, 2009


It was a matter of slight concern in 2008 when the first ACC football player drafted was from Virginia, but this is cause for serious alarm among those that worship “the King.” While Aaron Curry is a stud, it does make you go “Hmm” when you contemplate the simple fact that the first ACC football players chosen in the NFL draft did not come out of a football factory (Miami, FSU, Va Tech), but instead from traditional non-power Wake Forest.

It was a surprise when Darrius Heyward-Bey moved up from a late first round or early second round pick and became the No. 7 pick overall when taken by Al “Holy Cow, I’m Crazy” Davis. Wait a minute…It’s the RAID-AHS, so it not really a surprise afterall.

ROUND 1: 4 - Aaron Curry, Wake Forest, Seattle Seahawks; 7 - Darrius Heyward-Bey, Maryland, Oakland Raiders; 8 - Eugene Monroe, Virginia, Jacksonville Jaguars; 9 - B.J. Raji, Boston College, Green Bay Packers; 29 - Hakeem Nicks, North Carolina, New York Giants.

ROUND 2: 5 - Alphonso Smith, Wake Forest, Denver Broncos; 8 - Ron Brace, Boston College, New England Patriots; 11 - Florida State, Carolina Panthers; 13 - Clint Sintim, Virginia, New York Giants; 32 - Richard Quinn, North Carolina, Denver Broncos.

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