One of the most explosive players in college football has learned of his NFL destination.

Clemson defensive end Clelin Ferrell selected in by the Oakland Raiders in the First Round of the NFL Draft Thursday night.

Ferrell was the fourth player taken during the selection ceremony, which is being held this year in Nashville, Tennessee.

Ferrell is coming off a season where he was named the winner of the Ted Hendricks Award, given to the nation's top defensive end. He was a consensus first team All-American as he was selected by the AFCA, AP, Sporting News and the Walter Camp Foundation.

Ferrell was also named the ACC Defensive Player of the Year as the Tigers won their fourth straight ACC Championship.

When the season ended with a 15-0 record and a second national championship in three seasons, Ferrell had compiled 53 tackles (19.5 for loss), 11.5 sacks, four pass breakups, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries. One of those recoveries ended in the end zone at Georgia Tech's Bobby Dodd Stadium.

Ferrell is expected to be pressed into duty early where his pass rushing skills will be unleashed.