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Top Pass Rushers In The ACC

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Marcus Whitfield is a strong all-around player for Maryland. Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images.
Marcus Whitfield is a strong all-around player for Maryland. Photo by G Fiume/Maryland Terrapins/Getty Images.

Continuing our trend of seniors that have broken out as pass rushers in 2013, Marcus Whitfield is next up on the list. Whitfield is the first linebacker on the list and has flown under the radar for the Terrapins while piling up impressive plays in the backfield.

Whitfield is a bigger linebacker (6-3, 250) with good speed and a ton of athleticism. He is seeing playing time consistently for the first time in his career and is taking advantage of it with an explosive pass rush step and good hand placement. He is also stout in the running game, which although it is not part of the pass rush it is still part of Whitfield's job.