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Best bet for number of ACC players taken in 1st round of 2021 NFL Draft

We break down how many ACC players will be drafted in the first round of he NFL Draft.

Travis Etienne #9 of the Clemson Tigers receives the opening kickoff against the Ohio State Buckeyes in the first quarter during the College Football Playoff semifinal game at the Allstate Sugar Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on January 01, 2021 in New Orleans, Louisiana. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

The ACC has the likely No. 1 pick in the NFL Draft with Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence, but how many players with the Atlantic Coastal Conference produce in the first round this year? The ACC’s record of 12 players picked in the first round was in 2005 and we won’t get anywhere near that number this season. But, will we hit the over or the under per DraftKings Sportsbook?

Player Odds

Total ACC Players Drafted in the First Round: Over 5.5 -106, Under 5.5 -134

Best bets

OVER -106

Lawrence is a first round lock, but how many other ACC members can we expect to hear their name called on day one? Miami DE Jaelan Phillips, Virginia Tech OL Christian Darrisaw, Clemson RB Travis Etienne, Virginia Tech DB Caleb Farley, DE Gregory Rousseau, DB Asante Samuel Jr., and Notre Dame LB Jeremiah Owusu-Koramoah all have a chance to go in the first round.

If we take a look at the consensus mock draft, six players are in the first round, while Phillips and Samuel Jr. have a large number of mocks placing them in the first round over the last week. That gives us eight players with a realistic chance and we need just six. I feel great about four, good about five and okay about six. And we can even add North Carolina wide receiver Dyami Brown to the mix, as NFL Network’s Tom Pelissero pegs him as a sneaky first round possibility. It might be close, but I see enough wiggle room here to get us to the over without too much of a sweat.

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