ACC in the NFL: 2017 All-ACC NFL All-Star Team

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52. . (Florida State). . CB Jalen Ramsey. 20. team

Joining Campbell and Smith, Ramsey is the third Jaguar to make this list. Ramsey, playing in just his second pro season, was part of a passing defense that held teams to a measly 170 passing yards per play.

Ramsey finished with 17 pass deflections and four interceptions. He helped hold Tom Brady to under 300 yards passing in the teams four-point playoff loss to New England.

The former Seminole was named to both the AP and PFF All-Pro squads as well as the Pro Bowl.


team. 13. . (North Carolina). . FS Tre Boston. 33

Boston makes this list for the second straight season again due to a lack of free safeties from the ACC. However, that is not to say Boston didn’t have a good season.

The former Tar Heel finished with five interceptions, tied for fifth most in the league. The five interceptions were two more than he had total in his career as he also had career highs in tackles and deflected passes playing in his first season with the LA Chargers.

Honorable Mention to Lamarcus Joyner of the Los Angles Rams.


49. . (NC State). . SS Josh Jones. 27. team

Josh Jones takes over this spot as a rookie for the Green Bay Packers. The former NC State player finished fourth on the team in tackles, taking over for last year’s spot holder Morgan Burnett.

Jones was the best of a very poor group from ACC players at the position this season, that saw both Burnett and Kam Chancellor suffer through their worst seasons since they were both rookies.


. CB Xavier Rhodes. 29. team. 60. . (Florida State)

Rhodes returns this season after being a part of second-best pass defense in the NFL. Rhodes joins Ramsey to give the Seminoles two of the best corners in the nation, as he finished the season with 56 tackles, 10 defended passes, and two interceptions.

For his great season, Rhodes was named to the AP All-Pro team as well as the Pro Bowl for the second straight season.


team. 57. . (Virginia Tech). . CB Kyle Fuller. 23

Kyle Fuller makes this team as the nickel corner, though he played outside for the Chicago Bears this season. Most teams play nickel defense more than 50% of the time and a lot of squads will move their best corner inside to play the slot.

Fuller makes this squad by finishing second in the league with 22 passes deflected this season. Fuller will be looking for a big payday this offseason as he is a free agent.

Honorable Mention to Patrick Robinson of the NFC Champion Eagles.