North Carolina State has occasionally put a competitive team on the field in recent years yet they’ve shown little in the way of consistency and even less star power. The days of Mario Williams are long gone as the team had but two players selected in the late rounds last April. The situation won’t be much better next year.
Junior tight end George Bryan is a solid prospect that catches the ball well and gives effort blocking. He lacks top physical skills and projects as a second tight end in the NFL.
Linebacker Nate Irving returns to the field after sitting on the sidelines last season, the result of being involved in a serious auto accident in June of 2009. Off the ’08 film we had high hopes for Irving who displayed himself as a potential three down linebacker who easily covered the field sideline-to-sideline. He must prove he’s all the way back from the broken leg and punctured lung he suffered in the auto accident.
Junior Audie Cole is a hard working linebacker that gives effort and stays with assignments. Cole is very quick to read and diagnose the action yet shows minimal quickness and speed in his game.
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