Karlos Williams among top ACC breakout players for 2014

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We're a long way from the start of the 2014 season (not that we're counting, but it's 79 days away), but that doesn't mean we can't start going in-depth about what we think will happen this fall.

To that end, we're going to pick 10 players who will go from well-known in their leagues (actually, in some cases, it might even be little-known in their leagues) to well-known nationally this season -- the top 10 breakout players in each conference, as it were.

Today, we look at the ACC's top 10 breakout candidates -- 10 players everyone will know about when November rolls around. We'll look at the Big Ten on Tuesday.

10. WR Quinshad Davis, North Carolina

9. DE Eli Harold, Virginia

8. LB Terrance Smith, Florida State

7. WR Mike Williams, Clemson

6. S Jeremy Cash, Duke

5. OLB Lorenzo Mauldin, Louisville

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4. OT Sean Hickey, Syracuse

3. G Laken Tomlinson, Duke

2. CB Kendall Fuller, Virginia Tech

1. RB Karlos Williams, Florida State

Mike Huguenin can be reached at mike.huguenin@nfl.com. You also can follow him on Twitter @MikeHuguenin.

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