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By BJ Bennett
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Five ACC players who should be getting more attention ahead of the upcoming NFL Draft.

Five ACC players who should be getting more attention ahead of the upcoming NFL Draft. The following players, fit with ranging projections, are underrated talents at their positions; 

Adam Bisnowaty, OT, Pittsburgh -- His stock has slipped some since the earliest projections and it's hard to pinpoint why. Bisnowaty is 6'6'', 304 pounds, was a four year-starter for the Panthers and earned first-team All-ACC honors as both a junior and a senior. His stability was a big reason why Pittsburgh averaged more points per game last season than Clemson and Florida State and scored more touchdowns than Louisville. 

DeAngelo Brown, DT, Louisville --Only Alabama allowed fewer rushing touchdowns than the Cardinals in 2016 and Brown, who led the team with 14 tackles for loss as a senior, was a big reason why. At 6'1'', 317 pounds, Brown plays with good leverage and power at the line of scrimmage. Additionally, he was a clear star in January's East-West Shrine Game. 

James Conner, RB, Pittsburgh -- He inspired all of us by overcoming Hodgkin's lymphoma during his remarkable career. Conner's leadership and work ethic are incredibly highly-regarded. His physical running style resulted in him finishing as the ACC's all-time leader in rushing touchdowns with 52, an ability than can certainly translate in the NFL.

Bucky Hodges, TE, Virginia Tech -- Though this tight end class is deep, Hodges should still stand out. He is 6'6'', 257 pounds, runs a 4.57 forty, has a 39-inch vertical and recorded 133 catches in three years with the Hokies. Hodges, a former quarterback, has a combination of athleticism and production that you simply don't see often.  

Ryan Switzer, WR/PR, North Carolina -- Ranking first in ACC history with seven career punt returns for touchdown and sixth all-time in career receptions with 243, Switzer is one of the league's most dynamic players ever. The slot position has become increasingly-important at the next level, an area where he has thrived. There is obvious added value on special teams.

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