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NC State redshirt sophomore WR Jakobi Meyers is feeling comfortable in his position switch from quarterback.

Meyers (6'2/181) initially made the transition from quarterback to wide receiver in the final week of August camp last year. He went on to record a 13-158-2 receiving line for the past campaign. Said Meyers, "I will always love being a quarterback, but at the end of the day, I love playing more than watching. I don’t care where I’m at. I could kick, and I’d want to play over watching."
Source: Rivals
Aug 14 - 4:50 PM

NC State senior QB Ryan Finley referred to sophomore WR Kelvin Harmon as a "grinder" who "worked his butt off this summer."

At the end of the 2016 season, Harmon (6'3/190) was named to the Athlon Sports All-ACC Freshman team. He earned those honors on the strength of a 27-462-5 receiving line. Harmon averaged 17.1 yards per reception for the campaign. "I’m really excited to see what we can do this year," Finley said. Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom ranks Harmon as the No. 163 wideout for college fantasy purposes.
Aug 12 - 2:29 PM

NC State senior DT B.J. Hill "offers next-level size and quickness and flashes power," according to Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline.

"Hill is rated as a late-round pick by a number of scouts, but I completely disagree," Pauline wrote. "I’ve seen Hill bull-rush double-team blocks, penetrate the line of scrimmage and constantly make plays on the ball. I fully believe he’s worthy of being a third-round pick at this point." Hill enters his senior campaign with more career starts (31) than any other Wolfpack defender.
Aug 5 - 12:04 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline says NC State redshirt junior T Tyler Jones "displays terrific footwork and lateral range in pass protection as well as explosion as a run blocker."

"Jones also shows a lot of skill blocking in motion, which may be a necessity as he barely measures 6-foot-3 and could eventually be kicked inside to guard on Sundays," Pauline wrote. The 6-foot-3, 300-pound Jones allowed just one sack in the final 11 games of the 2016 campaign.
Aug 5 - 11:00 AM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline writes that NC State senior DT Justin Jones "offers potential as a conventional defensive tackle or three-technique lineman."

"Jones explodes off the snap, plays with great leverage and penetrates the line of scrimmage to make plays in the backfield or outside the box," Pauline wrote. In his first season as a starter last fall, Jones ranked seventh on the team in tackles. After the campaign, he was named an honorable mention All-ACC performer by the league’s coaches.
Aug 4 - 1:58 PM

NC State senior edge rusher Bradley Chubb reminds Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline "of a better version of Derek Barnett."

Barnett was selected No. 14 overall by the Philadelphia Eagles in April’s draft. "Chubb is a long-framed pass rusher who plays with a large degree of athleticism," Pauline wrote. "He’s fast off the edge, easily changes direction and catches ball handlers from the backside. Rarely off his feet, Chubb plays with terrific fundamentals and does a solid job against the run. Occasionally stood over tackle, he makes plays in space when necessary." The analyst believes Chubb could be a top-12 pick in the spring if he has another strong season. Chubb logged 22 TFL and 10.5 sacks last fall.
Aug 4 - 1:24 PM

Rivals analyst Adam Friedman notes that NC State has found unexpected success recruiting the state of New Jersey.

During the outlet's history, the Wolf Pack have signed just seven prospects out of Jersey. Two of those came in the 2017 cycle (Louis Acceus, Josh Fedd-Jackson) and HC Dave Doeren is showing no signs of slowing down during the current cycle -- they currently have three pledges from the state, highlighted by four-star QB Devin Leary, who ranks as Rivals' No. 10 pro-style quarterback in the class.
Source: Rivals
Jul 27 - 8:54 PM

NFL.com analyst Lance Zierlein believes NC State senior edge rusher Bradley Chubb may have enough athleticism to be considered as a 3-4 OLB for teams that "covet size and power on the edge."

Zierlein ranked Chubb as the No. 9 edge rushing prospect to watch. "Productive face-up rusher with great bloodlines but a lack of explosive qualities as a rusher," he wrote. "Chubb lacks the burst and hips to race and bend the edge as a rusher, but he might have the ability to post quality sack totals if he can improve his hand usage and maximize his power." Chubb logged 22 TFL and 10.5 sacks during a monster 2016 campaign. "Chubb plays with plus body control and is able to play strong through contact in the running game. His motor will not be an issue," Zierlein wrote. Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom slotted Chubb into the late first-round in a 2018 mock draft.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 23 - 2:18 PM

NC State senior DL Kentavius Street runs a 4.58 forty, produces a 40-inch vertical and squats 700-pounds.

Street's frame will be labeled as a tweener, since he stands at 6-foot-2 and 283-pounds. He started 11 games at defensive end in 2016 and 10 on the interior in 2015. Outside to inside players can be coveted by the NFL, especially top end athletes who create disruption.
Jul 21 - 10:12 AM

NC State senior H-back Jaylen Samuels sees himself as an NFL running back who could split out for mismatches and catch the ball like Ty Montgomery.

For the Wolfpack, Samuels is a do-everything offensive weapon who has been described at various times as a TE, WR, FB or H-back. We haven't really considered the 5-foot-11, 236-pounder an NFL running back prospect previously, but we've learned not to underestimate him. In three years on campus, he already has 126 catches, 700 rushing yards and 31 total touchdowns. Last year, Samuels logged a 55-565-7 receiving line with 189 yards and six more scores. The Pack intends to get him the ball more this fall. "He’s got great vision as far as being able to accelerate through the holes. And he knows what speed he needs to be at to get to the hole," OC Eli Drinkwitz said.
Jul 13 - 6:43 PM

NC State redshirt senior WR Jumichael Ramos (knee) was limited this spring.

The bigger news is that Ramos is expected to be a full-go by fall camp. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound wideout redshirted last season after suffering a major knee injury in the summer. Ramos caught 34 passes for 457 yards and three touchdowns back in 2015.
Jun 21 - 4:11 PM

Former Tennessee junior S Stephen Griffin transferred to NC State.

A consensus 3-star safety prospect out of high school, Griffin appeared in 18 games but started only one over two seasons in Knoxville. Griffin will sit out the 2017 campaign and be eligible for the Wolfpack in 2018-19.
Jun 19 - 7:04 PM

Rivals notes that NC State four-star 2018 verbal QB commit Devin Leary "lived up to [the rankings] jump" at the Rivals100 Five-Star Challenge.

Rivals had just assigned Leary four-star status prior to the Five-Star Challenge in Indianapolis over the weekend. According to the outlet, "The NC State commit has a cannon of an arm but needs work on his long ball a bit and size is still a slight issue. But he performed well and we like where we have him." The 6-foot-2, 185-pounder had previously been named the quarterbacking MVP at the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp in New Jersey. The Sicklerville, New Jersey, native ranks as Rivals' No. 10 pro-style quarterback in the 2018 class and will be heading out to The Opening later this month after a strong performance at the Elite Eleven Finals.
Source: Rivals
Jun 15 - 5:15 PM

North Carolina State redshirt freshman WR C.J. Riley (knee) was limited in spring practices.

Riley (6'4, 204) still wasn't quite over the season-ending knee injury he suffered last summer. The Wolfpack are hoping he'll be ready for contact drills when fall camp opens up later this summer.
Jun 13 - 1:37 PM

NC State four-star 2018 verbal QB commit Devin Leary received an invitation to The Opening.

Leary's work at the Elite 11 Finals drew him a "Top Gunslinger" designation from 247Sports' Luke Stampling, who wrote that the 6-foot-2, 185-pounder "has garnered the reputation of being a bit of a ‘grip and rip’ quarterback." The analyst adds that Leary is "decisive and looks for the big play instead of constantly settling for the easy check downs." Earlier this offseason, he earned the positional MVP at the Rivals 3 Stripe Camp in New Jersey. He has showcased not only a big arm and a tendency to go for the home run pass, but also the ability to put finer touch on throws when needed.
Source: 247Sports
Jun 6 - 9:25 PM


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