2011 NFL Draft Final Results: ACC Class Led By UNC, Miami, Clemson

The ACC sent 35 players onto the 2011 NFL Draft's list of picks, owning the second round after coming up very short in the first. That's three shy of the SEC, but still a very good overall showing and good enough for second place among all conferences. How many did each school turn out?

The North Carolina Tar Heels led the way with nine players taken, followed by the Miami Hurricanes (eight), Clemson Tigers (six), Florida St. Seminoles (three), Virginia Tech Hokies (three), Maryland Terrapins (two), Boston College Eagles (one), N.C. State Wolfpack (one), Virginia Cavaliers (one) and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (one). The Duke Blue Devils and Wake Forest Demon Deacons were shut out, as it's lacrosse recruiting season or something. 

Christian Ponder, Robert Quinn and Anthony Castonzo were the only first-rounders, followed by a deluge led by Ras-I Dowling in the second. Perhaps the conference's best player, Da'Quan Bowers, lasted all the way til the middle of the second due to injury concerns and a questionable workout season.

The complete list of 2011 NFL Draft picks from the ACC:

Allen, Anthony RB 6'1" 228 Georgia Tech Pick 22, Round 7 (225) Ravens

Austin, Marvin DL 6'2" 309 North Carolina Pick 20, Round 2 (52) Giants

Bailey, Allen DL 6'3" 285 Miami Pick 22, Round 3 (86) Chiefs

Bosher, Matt K 6'1" 208 Miami Pick 27, Round 6 (192) Falcons

Bowers, Da'Quan DE 6'3" 280 Clemson Pick 19, Round 2 (51) Buccaneers

Carmichael, Rashad DB 5'10" 192 Virginia Tech Pick 30, Round 4 (127) Texans

Carter, Bruce LB 6'2" 241 North Carolina Pick 8, Round 2 (40) Cowboys

Castonzo, Anthony OL 6'7" 311 Boston College Pick 22, Round 1 (22) Colts

Dowling, Ras-I DB 6'1" 198 Virginia Pick 1, Round 2 (33) Patriots

Franklin, Orlando OL 6'6" 316 Miami Pick 14, Round 2 (46) Broncos

Gilchrist, Marcus DB 5'10" 195 Clemson Pick 18, Round 2 (50) Chargers

Gordon, Richard TE -- -- Miami Pick 16, Round 6 (181) Raiders

Hairston, Chris OL 6'6" 326 Clemson Pick 25, Round 4 (122) Bills

Hankerson, Leonard WR 6'2" 209 Miami Pick 15, Round 3 (79) Redskins

Harper, Jamie RB 5'11" 233 Clemson Pick 33, Round 4 (130) Titans

Harris, Brandon DB 5'10" 191 Miami Pick 28, Round 2 (60) Texans

Hudson, Rodney OL 6'2" 299 Florida St. Pick 23, Round 2 (55) Chiefs

Irving, Nate LB 6'1" 240 N.C. State Pick 3, Round 3 (67) Broncos

Jenkins, Jarvis DL 6'4" 310 Clemson Pick 9, Round 2 (41) Redskins

Little, Greg WR 6'3" 220 North Carolina Pick 27, Round 2 (59) Browns

Maxwell, Byron DB 6'0" 202 Clemson Pick 8, Round 6 (173) Seahawks

McCarthy, Colin LB 6'1" 238 Miami Pick 12, Round 4 (109) Titans

Ponder, Christian QB 6'2" 229 Florida St. Pick 12, Round 1 (12) Vikings

Quinn, Robert DE 6'4" 265 North Carolina Pick 14, Round 1 (14) Rams

Scott, Da'Rel RB 5'11" 211 Maryland Pick 18, Round 7 (221) Giants

Searcy, Da'Norris DB 5'11" 223 North Carolina Pick 3, Round 4 (100) Bills

Smith, Torrey WR 6'1" 204 Maryland Pick 26, Round 2 (58) Ravens

Sturdivant, Quan LB 6'1" 241 North Carolina Pick 6, Round 6 (171) Cardinals

Taylor, Ryan TE -- -- North Carolina Pick 15, Round 7 (218) Packers

Taylor, Tyrod QB 6'1" 217 Virginia Tech Pick 15, Round 6 (180) Ravens

Van Dyke, Demarcus DB 6'1" 176 Miami Pick 17, Round 3 (81) Raiders

White, Johnny RB 5'10" 209 North Carolina Pick 2, Round 5 (133) Bills

White, Markus DE 6'4" 266 Florida St. Pick 21, Round 7 (224) Redskins

Williams, Ryan RB 5'9" 212 Virginia Tech Pick 6, Round 2 (38) Cardinals

Yates, Taylor QB 6'3" 219 North Carolina Pick 21, Round 5 (152) Texans

We have more on the Falcons' first three rounds and on how SEC and ACC players fared in the first three rounds. For national coverage, check out SB Nation's NFL Draft hub and our NFL Draft blog Mocking the Draft. For more Atlanta Falcons draft discussion, join The Falcoholic.

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