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Top Pass Rushers In The ACC

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Aaron Donald has spent a majority of his college career making plays in the backfield. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images.
Aaron Donald has spent a majority of his college career making plays in the backfield. Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images.

Following a lackluster 2012, Donald has burst back onto the scene in 2013. Donald was considered one of the best pass rushers in the old Big East in 2011 when he registered 11 sacks and 16 tackles for a loss. He followed that with just 5.5 sacks last year, although he did increase his total to 18.5 tackles for a loss.

Donald has a fast, disruptive and explosive first step. Donald also has good lower body drive and a great set of pass rush moves. He also has a great motor and is relentless in pursuing the play.

With six sacks and nine TFL through four games, Donald is currently on pace for a ridiculous 18 sacks and 27 tackles for loss. Although he likely will not reach those gaudy numbers, Donald's name will be coming up come at draft time.