NFL draft meant more to NC State than Clemson
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NFL draft meant more to NC State than Clemson

Doeren and staff can point to three draft picks and fifth QB taken

Photo: Jacob Brissett

Clemson finished runner-up on the field to Alabama in the College Football Playoff final and second in the nation to Ohio State on the NFL draft board – 12 Buckeyes were selected to nine Tigers.

But a case could be made that NC State improved its recruiting pitch through the 2016 NFL Draft more than Clemson or any other ACC team

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Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan

Tom Shanahan is an award-winning sportswriter and the author of "Raye of Light". Tom has also written for the San Diego Union-Tribune, Voice of San Diego,,, and Gameday Central. He has won multiple first-place awards from the San Diego Press Club and first place from the Copley News Service Ring of Truth Awards. The National Football Foundation/San Diego Chapter presented him its Distinguished American Award in 2003 and USA Track and Field’s San Diego Chapter its President’s Award in 2000.

Raye of Light: Jimmy Raye, Duffy Daugherty, the integration of college football and the 1965-66 Michigan State Spartans

By Tom Shanahan; Foreword by Tony Dungy; August Publications

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