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NC State DB Dontae Johnson reminds Wolfpack coach Dave Doeren of Broncos CB Aqib Talib.

Doeren coached Talib in college at Kansas. The 6-foot-2, 200-pound Johnson is physically similar to Talib (6-foot-1, 205 pounds), though he projects as a middle-round pick, while Talib went in the first. "I don't think there's ever been a moment in football's history where people wouldn't say they'd like to have big corners," Doeren said. "Just the fact that there were a couple that got famous this year probably helps them. But I know all defensive back coaches feel the same way. You're trying to stop tall receivers with short guys, and sometimes it's difficult. Having that additional length out there can help you make a few more plays." Johnson's 11.06 second 60-yard shuttle was the best amongst CBs in Indianapolis last month.
Mar 25 - 7:21 PM

North Carolina State DE Darryl Cato-Bishop could not lift at Monday's pro day due to a shoulder injury.

The non-serious ailment didn't prevent him from completing other drills. Cato-Bishop ran 4.97 and 4.94 second forties. He also had a 29 1/2-inch vertical jump, a 9-foot-1 broad jump, a 4.69 second short shuttle, and a 7.48 second three-cone drill. NFL.com's Gil Brandt believes Cato-Bishop will be a late-round (sixth or seventh round) draft choice.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 24 - 10:14 PM

NFL.com's Gil Brandt sees North Carolina State TE Asa Watson as a "likely" Day 3 pick.

The brother of New Orleans Saints TE Ben Watson ran forties of 4.71 and 4.65 seconds at his pro day on Monday. He added a 32-inch vertical jump, a 9-9 broad jump, a 4.44 second short shuttle, a 7.05 second three-cone drill, and 26 lifts on the bench press. Watson is "a very good receiver," according to Brandt. "He has excellent hands and runs very good routes."
Source: NFL.com
Mar 24 - 10:02 PM

NFL Network's Daniel Jeremiah considers NC State DB Dontae Johnson as a fourth- or fifth-round pick.

"Love the size/speed/versatility but I wish he was more instinctive and fluid," Jeremiah tweeted, adding he prefers Johnson at cornerback rather than safety since he is too late to read and react from the deeper parts of the field. "I'd use him as a press corner and let him mug guys at LOS." Johnson will likely be labeled with an "upside" tag, thanks to his 6'2/195 pound frame.
Mar 24 - 9:59 AM

NC State redshirt senior S Jarvis Byrd has been granted a sixth season of eligibility by the NCAA due to a medical hardship.

Byrd suffered a torn ACL in mid-October and missed the rest of the season. It was his third career ACL tear; he also sat out the entire 2010-2011 campaigns with separate ACL injuries. Wolfpack coach Dave Doeren expects 51 freshmen on the 2014 roster, so Byrd's return is good news.
Source: ESPN.com
Mar 15 - 5:03 PM

NC State redshirt senior QB Pete Thomas will transfer for his final season of collegiate football.

Thomas already transferred prior to the 2012 season from Colorado State and entered spring practice as the team's starting quarterback. He regained that job after an injury, but Thomas did not play well. He should be eligible to play immediately next season.
Feb 7 - 10:41 AM

NC State coaches have been impressed with sophomore QB Jacoby Brissett's "arm and demeanor," according to Bruce Feldman of CBS Sports.

Brissett was forced to redshirt the season following his transfer from Florida, but he should win the quarterback job heading into next season. The Wolfpack will not make a bowl this season and are currently 3-8 with Maryland left this weekend.
Tue, Nov 26, 2013 09:56:00 AM

NC State senior T Rob Crisp has been ruled out for the season after missing the last five games with a concussion.

Head injuries range from weeks to months in terms of recovery, and it is impossible to question how long a player sits out before feeling comfortable. We haven't previously heard of Crisp having a history of such injuries, but the senior has a few back injuries to his name. He was considered by many to be NC State's top prospect this season, and Crisp does have the option to redshirt.
Mon, Oct 28, 2013 02:00:00 PM

NC State senior QB Brandon Mitchell, who missed five games with a broken left foot, will start against No. 3 Florida State on Saturday.

The former Arkansas Razorback suffered the injury in the opener against Louisiana Tech. After watching junior Pete Thomas post an atrocious 3/8 TD/INT ratio and go 1-3 in four starts against FBS teams, the Wolfpack will welcome Mitchell back with open arms.
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 06:07:00 PM

NC State redshirt senior S Jarvis Byrd suffered a torn ACL and is out for the season.

The redshirt senior has quite an injury history, including rehabbing form a torn ACL in 2010 and another in 2011. Byrd has experience at corner but moved to free safety this offseason.
Tue, Oct 15, 2013 01:39:00 PM

NC State senior OT Rob Crisp (concussion) will miss his third straight game Saturday against Wake Forest.

This is the second consecutive season that Crisp has struggled to stay healthy, a fact that won't play well with draft evaluators. He suffered a lower back injury in the 2012 season opener against Tennessee and missed the next five games. Draft insider Tony Pauline wrote in July that Crisp "received late round grades from scouts but I think he could end up in 3rd/4th round if he plays well in 2013 and his back is okay."
Thu, Oct 3, 2013 02:21:00 PM

NC State senior QB Brandon Mitchell will be sidelined against Clemson.

Mitchell is still in a walking boot and will be in crutches for at least another week. The senior reportedly broke his foot during the first game of the season, and the initial diagnosis stated he would be on the bench for 4-5 weeks.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 09:40:00 AM

NC State senior QB Brandon Mitchell will miss 4-6 weeks after breaking his foot against Louisiana Tech.

The injury will require surgery. Mitchell left the game in the first half after completing all three of his attempts for 93 yards. He added five carries for 19 yards. The former Arkansas Razorback transferred to State this summer. Junior Pete Thomas will likely start in his place.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 04:44:00 PM

NC State senior QB Brandon Mitchell left Saturday's game against Louisiana Tech with a foot injury.

His return is doubtful. Mitchell, a transfer from Arkansas, has played quarterback and receiver during his college career. The senior had completed all three of his attempts for 93 yards prior to his departure. He added five carries for 19 yards.
Sat, Aug 31, 2013 01:48:00 PM

North Carolina State redshirt junior FB Logan Winkles will miss the 2013 season after suffering a torn left ACL during practice.

Winkles started five games last year, catching 10 passes for 90 yards for two touchdowns. He also missed the 2010 season after tearing his right ACL in practice. Winkles was arrested for a DUI in January and didn't participate in spring practices. Junior Tyler Purvis and freshman Quinton Patterson figure as NCSU's best options to replace Winkles at fullback.
Mon, Aug 12, 2013 01:55:00 PM


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