Nine members of Clemson's football team, including five underclassmen, are being projected as 2014 NFL draft picks by DraftInsider.net
Junior wide receiver Sammy Watkins is ranked as the ACC's top prospect, and as the only conference player likely to be taken in the opening round.
Listed as second-team picks are North Carolina defensive end Kareem Martin, Miami linebacker Denzel Perryman, and Pittsburgh cornerback Lafayette Pitts.
Clemson senior quarterback Tajh Boyd is ranked eighth among ACC players and as a second-to-third round selection, as are defensive end James Gayle of Virginia Tech, cornerback Kyle Fuller of Virginia Tech, safety Cecil Exum of Virginia Tech, offensive tackle Morgan Moses of Virginia, defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan of Florida State, and offensive tackle Seantrel Henderson of Miami.
Third-round projections include quarterbacks Logan Thomas of Virginia Tech and Stephen Morris of Miami, offensive tackle Cameron Erving, running back James Wilder, linebacker Christian Jones and cornerback Nick Walsome of FSU, defensive tackle Luther Maddy of Virginia Tech, wide receiver Devin Street of Pittsburgh, and cornerback Tim Scott of UNC.
Clemson senior offensive tackle Brandon Thomas is ranked as a third-to-fourth round pick, and as the No. 21 player in the ACC.
Junior defensive tackle Josh Watson is projected for the fourth-to-fifth round, while junior offensive tackle Gifford Timothy is pegged for the fifth round. Junior defensive end Corey Crawford is listed as a fifth-to-sixth rounder, and senior offensive guard Tyler Shatley and junior wide receiver Martavis Bryant are projected for the sixth round.
Senior linebacker Quandon Christian is ranked as a seventh-rounder, with senior running back Rod McDowell and senior linebacker Spencer Shuey listed as likely free agent signees.