51 ACC Players Have Signed Free Agent Contracts Since NFL Draft

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Article Courtesy of the ACC:

Greensboro, N.C.-A total of 51 players from Atlantic Coast Conference schools have signed free agent contracts or received invitations to attend free agent camps from teams in the National Football League.

Combined with the 31 ACC players drafted by the NFL, a total of 82 players from ACC schools will head to NFL training camps this year.

When draftees (3) and free agents (10) from Pittsburgh and Syracuse are included, teams which will join the ACC this July 1, the number of players headed to the NFL grows to a total of 95 players.


ACC NFL Free Agent Signees (as of May 9)

Boston College (5)

Nick Clancy                         LB               Atlanta Falcons

Emmett Cleary                  T                  Indianapolis Colts

Jim Noel                               DB              Seattle Seahawks

Chris Pantale                      TE               New York Jets

John Wetzel                       T                  Oakland Raiders


Clemson (6)

     Dalton Freeman               C                 New York Jets

      Xavier Brewer                   DB              Dallas Cowboys

      Spencer Benton               PK               Dallas Cowboys

      Tig Willard                           LB               Tennessee Titans

      Brandon Ford                    TE               New England Patriots

      Jaron Brown                       WR             Arizona Cardinals


     Duke (3)

      Jackson Anderson           LS                Houston Texans

      Tony Foster                        DB              Kansas City Chiefs

      Conner Vernon                 WR             Oakland Raiders


      Florida State (3)

      Anthony McCloud           DT               Minnesota Vikings

      Lonnie Pryor                      FB-RB        Jacksonville Jaguars

      Rodney Smith                    WR             Minnesota Vikings


      Georgia Tech (5)

      T.J. Barnes                          DT               Jacksonville Jaguars     

      Izaan Cross                         DE               Buffalo Bills

      Rod Sweeting                    CB               New Orleans Saints

      Orwin Smith                       RB               Tampa Bay Buccaneers (invited to free agent camp)

      Tyler Morgan                     LS                Carolina Panthers


     Maryland (5)

      Devonte Campbell          TE               Atlanta Falcons

      Darin Drakeford                LB               Kansas City Chiefs

      A.J. Francis                          DE-DT        Miami Dolphins

      Matt Furstenburg            TE               Baltimore Ravens

      Joe Vellano                         DE-DT        New England Patriots


     Miami (3)

      Dalton Botts                       P                 (Tryouts with Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New Orleans Saints)

      Ramon Buchanan             LB               Seattle Seahawks

      Jeremy Lewis                     OL               Tampa Bay Buccaneers

     North Carolina (4)

      Casey Barth                        PK               Atlanta Falcons

      Jheranie Boyd                   WR             Tampa Bay Buccaneers

      Erik Highsmith                   WR             Minnesota Vikings

      Kevin Reddick                    LB               New Orleans Saints

     NC State (6)

     Zach Allen                           G                 Carolina Panthers

      Brandan Bishop                S                  Minnesota Vikings

      R.J. Mattes                         OL               New England Patriots

      Tobais Palmer                    WR             Jacksonville Jaguars

      Cameron Wentz               C                 Minnesota Vikings

      C.J. Wilson                          CB               Chicago Bears

     Pittsburgh (4)

      Ray Graham                       RB               Houston Texans

      Hubie Graham                   TE               Tamp Bay Buccaneers

      Mike Shanahan                 WR             New York Jets

      Ryan Turnley                      C                 New York Giants


     Syracuse (6)

      Lou Alexander                   T                  New Orleans Saints

      Zack Chibane                     G                 Buffalo Bills

      Dean Goggins                    DE               Atlanta Falcons

      Alec Lemon                        WR             Houston Texans

      Marcuse Sales                   WR             Atlanta Falcons

     Brandon Sharpe          DE           Washington Redskins

     Virginia (5)

     Paul Freedman                TE               Dallas Cowboys

      Steve Greer                       LB               Washington Redskins

      Perry Jones                        RB               Baltimore Ravens

      Colter Phillips                     TE               Tampa Bay Buccaneers

      La'Roy Reynolds               LB               Jacksonville Jaguars

     Virginia Tech (5)

      Nick Becton                        T                  San Diego Chargers

      Marcus Davis                     WR             New York Giants

      Antoine Hopkins              DT               Pittsburgh Steelers

      Bruce Taylor                       LB               Cincinnati Bengals

      Alonzo Tweedy                 LB               New York Giants


     Wake Forest (1)

     Kenny Okoro                     DB              San Diego Chargers      


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