This draft was one like no other. Many players went too early while others went too late.
Virginia Tech football players Corey Fuller and Vinston Painter were selected in the sixth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
Fuller, a receiver, went to the Detroit Lions, who selected him 171 overall. Fuller was the second member of his family to get drafted. His older brother Vinnie went in the fourth round of the 2005 draft to the Tennessee Titans.
Fuller played in 13 games this past season and caught 43 passes for 814 yards and six touchdowns according to HokieSports.
Painter, an offensive tackle, went to the Denver Broncos, who selected him 173 overall. He started all 13 games at right tackle this season for Tech according to HokieSports.
2013 NFL Draft class was headed by Johnathan Cooper of UNC who was taken 7th overall by the Arizona Cardinals.
In total 31 ACC players were drafted representing 10 schools. The only two schools that did not have a draft candidates were Boston College and Georgia Tech.
Florida State lead this years class with 11 draftees, North Carolina came in second with five.
The Seminoles E.J. Manual was one of the most controversial picks of the draft as he was the 1st and the only QB taken in the first round by the Buffalo Bills with the 16th pick. Most NFL analyst had E.J. with a 3rd round or lower grade and most did not think he was a top 5 QB in the class -- but that goes to show what the analysts grades mean to the scouts.
In a draft where the big uglies took center stage in the 1st round, a lot of these 2nd and 3rd round picks will make rosters for the 2013-14 NFL season. I believe all 5 of the DB's taken will not only make rosters but be contributors on there respective teams.
Cornerback David Amerson may have a great opportunity to get good playing time with a Redskins team that was one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL last season. With their aging secondary Amerson should fit right in and be able to make a significant contribution.
Here is the complete list of the 2013 ACC NFL Draft Class: