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NC State redshirt junior Jacoby Brissett completed 18-of-32 attempts for 223 yards, two touchdowns and an interception in Saturday's loss to Louisville.

It was good to see the former Florida Gator get back on track. Brissett posted a 13/1 TD/INT ratio during the Wolfpack's 4-1 start, but he'd gone 18-for-48 for one touchdown and one interception in the team's last two losses. ESPN's Todd McShay wrote last month that Brissett "has a lot of Ben Roethlisberger to his game in terms of his poise, pocket presence and how difficult he is for defenders to bring down."
Oct 18 - 7:45 PM

NBC's College Football Talk reports that North Carolina State HC Dave Doeren notes that freshman WR Bo Hines (ankle) "will be good to go" this Saturday against Louisville.

The 6-foot-1, 190-pound Hines suffered a right ankle injury during last Saturday’s loss to Boston College. The Wolfpack prospect wore a protective boot on the sidelines during the second half of the game, however, Hines' ankle was only a mild sprain. The Freshman wideout leads the team in receptions (27) and receiving yards (347).
Oct 16 - 4:20 PM

NC State redshirt junior Jacoby Brissett completed 14-of-30 attempts for 174 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Saturday's loss to Boston College.

Well, at least it was better than his 4-for-18-for-35-yard performance in last week's ugly loss to Clemson. In the first five games of the season, the former Florida Gator posted a 13/1 TD/INT ratio, leading ESPN's Todd McShay to write that Brissett "has a lot of Ben Roethlisberger to his game in terms of his poise, pocket presence and how difficult he is for defenders to bring down." Brissett's struggles the past few weeks have removed his name from the lips of draft analysts.
Oct 12 - 2:38 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline thinks North Carolina State senior DT Thomas Teal's stock is down after he was "dominated" during the Florida State game.

Teal had only one tackle against the Seminoles. "Early in his career Teal looked like a legitimate next level prospect but his game has leveled off the past two seasons and in some ways regressed," Pauline wrote. "Teal flashes ability but need to consistently play at a high level for any chance of making a roster." The second-team preseason All-ACC Phil Steele selection logged 11 tackles for loss and three sacks as a junior. Teal "could draw mid-to-late round consideration if he can continue making plays behind the line of scrimmage," CBS Sports' Derek Stephens wrote over the summer, adding that he believes the prospect possesses the versatility to handle the outside in three-lineman sets, and the power to line up over center and handle two gaps.
Oct 6 - 9:21 PM

NC State redshirt junior Jacoby Brissett completed 4-of-18 attempts for 35 yards in Saturday's ugly loss to Clemson.

The game pumped the breaks on Brissett's draft stock, which had risen in recent weeks. So far, in fact, that ESPN's Todd McShay wrote last week that Brissett "has a lot of Ben Roethlisberger to his game in terms of his poise, pocket presence and how difficult he is for defenders to bring down." Brissett transferred to NC State from Florida last year. He has another year to iron out the kinks in his game.
Oct 6 - 1:05 AM

NC State redshirt junior Jacoby Brissett "has a lot of Ben Roethlisberger to his game in terms of his poise, pocket presence and how difficult he is for defenders to bring down," according to ESPN's Todd McShay.

"He needs to be quicker in getting from one progression to the next, but I think he sees the entire field well and has good vision as a runner," McShay wrote. The analyst reported that 11 NFL teams scouted Saturday's game against Florida State. Brissett starred in a losing effort, going 32-for-48 for 359 yards and three touchdowns. "He's just a junior and is still a work in progress, but I think he has the physical tools to one day develop into an NFL QB," McShay wrote. "His TD pass in the first half, in which he nearly had his helmet ripped off and then warded off another sack attempt along the right sideline, was one of the more impressive individual efforts I've seen in a long time."
Sep 30 - 10:55 PM

NC State redshirt junior Jacoby Brissett completed 28 of 40 attempts for 291 yards, three touchdowns and one interception in the school's 24-23 win over Georgia Southern.

He added 28 rushing yards. Brissett transferred to NC State from Florida last year, and this was his first start after sitting out a season. His lone interception occurred on a third down after retreating against pressure and overthrowing a receiver along the sideline. Brissett did show a lot of touch on two throws later in the game, however.
Aug 30 - 5:13 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline believes NC State redshirt senior T Rob Crisp has an NFL future if he can prove his health.

At 6-foot-7, 300 pounds with athleticism, Crisp possesses every tool the NFL looks for in a tackle -- except for a clean bill of health. "In many ways offensive tackle Rob Crisp has had his future possibilities halted by injury," Pauline wrote. "Prior to the start of the 2013 campaign I rated the left tackle as a potential third/fourth round pick before his season was ended by a concussion and that was after missing most of the 2012 campaign with back issues. Crisp has the talent to play at the next level but durability is a big question mark." Crisp missed five games in 2012 due to a lower back injury, and was knocked out for the year with a concussion in the second game of last season.
Aug 19 - 6:19 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline "generously stamped" North Carolina State redshirt junior cornerback Justin Burris with a fourth-round grade.

"I generously stamped cornerback Justin Burris with a fourth round grade based on the flashes he showed and the future possibilities I saw," Pauline wrote. "He plays with toughness and solid ball skills." The Wolfpack's starting right corner ranked sixth on the team in tackles last year. At 6-foot-1, 211 pounds, Burris has prototypical NFL size, making him easy to project to the next level.
Aug 19 - 4:56 PM

NC State junior LB M.J. Salahuddin will miss multiple weeks due to knee surgery.

Head coach Dave Doeren did not rule out Salahuddin returning this season, but did mention the linebacker has not used his redshirt year since joining NC State. The junior was expected to start at middle linebacker in 2014.
Aug 12 - 11:43 AM

NC State junior RB Shadrach Thornton has been reinstated after being suspended for misdemeanor possession of marijuana.

The suspension began last December. Thornton was the team's leading rusher in 2013, posting 768 rushing yards and four touchdowns. The Wolfpack have struggled the last few seasons but are looking to rebound with a new quarterback.
Aug 7 - 12:15 PM

NC State HC Dave Doeren said QB transfer Jacoby Brissett was the team's best leader last season, despite the fact he was not eligible to play.

Brissett transferred out of Florida as a junior after it became clear Jeff Driskel would be the current and future starter for the Gators. Brissett, now as a redshirt junior, will be the Wolfpack's starting quarterback this season.
Jul 29 - 1:12 PM

North Carolina State senior K Niklas Sade must take his game to another level in 2014 if he is to draw a draft selection, observes Derek Stephens of CBS Sports.

Sade was one of the most improved kickers in the nation last year, spiking his field goal percentage from .565 (13-23) in 2012 to .826 (19-23). That field goal total was the second highest in NCSU history. However, the 38-game starter must show additional improvement to hear his name called next spring. "Has a career long distance of 50 yards, and will need to demonstrate better leg strength in addition to continued accuracy as a senior if he's going to draw a draft selection next year," Stephens wrote.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 17 - 11:28 PM

CBS Sports' Derek Stephens believes NC State redshirt senior T Rob Crisp could draw "significant draft consideration" if he's able to stay healthy.

Crisp has everything the NFL looks for, except for a clean bill of health. He's huge -- 6-foot-7, 300 pounds -- and athletic, and "has demonstrated quickness, strength and agility that NFL scouts look for," according to Stephens. Crisp missed five games in 2012 due to a lower back injury, and was knocked out for the year with a concussion in the second game of last season.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 17 - 10:42 PM

North Carolina State senior DT Thomas Teal "could draw mid-to-late round consideration if he can continue making plays behind the line of scrimmage," according to CBS Sports' Derek Stephens.

The second-team preseason All-ACC Phil Steele selection logged 11 tackles for loss and three sacks as a junior. "Though he lacks elite burst off the snap, Teal routinely gets his hands inside his opponent and displays a strong punch and rip to disengage consistently," Stephens wrote. "Moving laterally, Teal isn't a quick-twitch athlete but he's flexible enough to stay balanced when changing direction and once he gets up to speed exhibits nice acceleration in a straight line. As a pass-rusher, Teal's best asset is the natural power he generates from his lower half, as he's routinely able to force blockers to backpedal, and utilizes those strong, active hands to disengage and close on the pocket." The analyst adds that Teal possesses the versatility to handle the outside in three-lineman sets, and the power to line up over center and handle two gaps.
Source: CBS Sports
Jul 17 - 10:12 PM


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