February 8, 2007

ACC Signing Day dream team

[rl] While the ACC certainly didn't have haul in the same level of talent as the SEC, the conference Dream Team for 2007 is still loaded with many future college football stars.


Led by quarterback Tyrod Taylor, the next great quarterback at Virginia Tech, this group features a great deal of athleticism and speed.


Nine of the conference's teams are represented on the list. Miami, Georgia Tech and Clemson lead the way with four players each.


North Carolina and Florida State are close behind with three apiece.


























































































ACC Signing Day Dream Team
Offense Defense
QB:
Tyrod Taylor

6-1, 200, Hampton (Va.)

Virginia Tech

Taylor should continue the tradition of great dual-threat quarterbacks from Hampton Roads.
DE:
Derrick Morgan

6-4, 260, Coatesville, Pa.

Georgia Tech

Morgan is a high energy pass rusher with excellent quickness off the ball.
RB:
Graig Cooper

5-11, 185, New Berlin (N.Y.) Milford Academy

Miami

Cooper combines great vision with a burst and toughness.
DE:
Allen Bailey

6-0, 197, Darien (Ga.) McIntosh County Academy

Miami

Bailey could stand up as a linebacker, but more likely he'll play defensive end or tackle for the Hurricanes.
RB:
Jonathan Dwyer

6-0, 197, Marietta (Ga.) Kell

Georgia Tech

Dwyer has good size and excellent breakaway speed. He should battle for playing time early.
DT:
Marvin Austin

6-2, 291, Washington (D.C.) Ballou

North Carolina

Biggest North Carolina recruit since Ronald Curry?
WR:
Dwight Jones

6-5, 210, Burlington (N.C.) Cummings

North Carolina

Jones is a huge wide receiver with rare speed who will be a red zone threat immediately.
DT:
Jarvis Jenkins

6-4, 308, Central (S.C.) Daniel

Clemson

Jenkins is a load to handle in the middle, and is excellent stuffing the run.
WR:
Jermaine McKenzie

6-1, 163, Bradenton (Fla.) Bradenton Academy

Miami

McKenzie has excellent speed, good ball skills and long arms. If he adds bulk, he'll be a good one.
LB:
Kendall Smith

6-1, 207, Bushnell (Fla.) South Sumter

Florida State

Smith is a great fit for the Seminoles. He is undersized, but is very fast from sideline to sideline.
TE:
Lansford Watson

6-4, 226, Brooklyn (N.Y.) Lincoln

Maryland

Watson is a good fit for the Vernon Davis role at Maryland with his quickness and size.
LB:
Scotty Cooper

6-0, 206, Lake City (S.C.)

Clemson

Cooper is an undersized linebacker, but is a huge hitter. He could play strong safety as well.
OL:
Bruce Campbell

6-7, 272, Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military

Maryland

Campbell could be the next Jared Gaither at Maryland.

LB:
J'Courtney Williams

6-4, 212, Christchurch (Va.) Christchurch School

Virginia

Long and athletic, Williams is a great fit in Al Groh's 3-4 defense.
OL:
Antwane Greenlee

6-6, 302, Columbus (Ga.) Hardaway

Florida State

Greenlee has a great frame for a tackle, a large wingspan and quick feet.
CB:
Doug Wiggins

5-11, 180, Miami (Fla.) North Miami Beach

Miami

Wiggins is a lockdown corner. He can play press or off coverage equally well.
OL:
Landon Walker

6-7, 275, Ronda (N.C.) East Wilkes

Clemson

Walker is technically sound and has plenty of room to add some much needed weight.


CB:
Dionte Allen

5-11, 175, Orchard Lake (Mich.) St. Mary's

Florida State

Allen has very few flaws and the speed to make up for any mistakes in coverage.

OL:
John Elliott

6-4, 288, East Meadow, N.Y.

Boston College

Elliott is a great fit for new BC coach Jeff Jagodzinski's zone blocking scheme.
S:
Morgan Burnett

6-1, 182, College Park (Ga.) North Clayton

Georgia Tech

A great athlete, Burnett could play free safety or strong safety. He will add to Georgia Tech's team speed.
OL:
Nick Claytor

6-6, 312, Gainesville, Ga.

Georgia Tech

Claytor will be the foundation of the Georgia Tech offensive line down the road.
S:
DeAndre McDaniel

6-0, 185, Chatham (Va.) Hargrave Military

Clemson

McDaniel is excellent in coverage, breaks on the ball well and is tough in run support.







ATH:
[db]Greg Little

6-2, 214, Durham (N.C.) Hillside

North Carolina

He is athletic enough to play wide receiver in college, but his best position could be linebacker.







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