Photo: NC State's Tony Adams
It’s not hard to identify the top returning offensive linemen in the ACC. There were 10 underclassmen “big uglies” – to use the catch-phrase legendary retired ABC announcer Keith Jackson popularized – who earned 2016 All-ACC honors.
The most prominent of them was Florida State’s Rodrick Johnson, but he declared early for the NFL Draft. He was a repeat first-team All-ACC pick who added All-American honors as a 6-foot-7, 311-pound junior last fall