Pitt, ACC fare well in NFL Draft

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ESPN has a solid recap up of the NFL Draft and in case you missed it, both Pitt and the ACC fared well.

The Panthers ended a two-year drought in not having any players selected after Aaron Donald (St. Louis Rams), Tom Savage (Houston Texans), and Devin Street (Dallas Cowboys) were all taken this past weekend. Overall, the conference had 42 players drafted, which was second only to the SEC's 48.

Some of the key highlights for Pitt and the ACC included:

All in all it was great to see Pitt get some more guys to the pros. Right now they've got some great representation already with stars Larry Fitzgerald, Darrelle Revis, Lesean McCoy, and Andy Lee all at the top or among the best at their respective positions. But eventually some younger Pitt guys will need to fill their shoes and it's good to see a few players moving up to the pros. Plus, it's a great recruiting tool for Paul Chryst who can talk up Donald and the others all year long.

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