The contrast could not be any greater; North Carolina, a program that will again put a tremendous amount of talent into the NFL Draft, is a team in upheaval for a second straight season.  Down the road in Raleigh the Wolfpack have stability at the top, which they’ve been searching for.  And though a good college team, the next level outlook for NCSU is limited.

North Carolina

Rnd Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
1stQuinton CoplesDE904SrTremendous athlete that with size, strength and growth potential. Fluid moving about the field. Constantly doubled the by opponents yet gets penetration behind the line of scrimmage. Has a little Julius Peppers in style and substance.
1stZach BrownOLB474SrAthletic and explosive three down linebacker that makes plays in coverage or against the run. Fluid, covers a lot of area on the field and fast sideline to sideline. Good head for the ball in the box and works hard to stop ball carriers.
2-3Jonathan CooperG644JrTerrific guard prospect with a high upside. Athletic, moves well on his feet and very effective blocking in motion. Needs to improve his strength yet an outstanding prospect for the future.
2-3Charles BrownCB125SrAthletic cover corner that keeps the action in front of him. Does a nice job recognizing routes, has a great break to the ball out of his plant and closing speed to the action. Constantly making plays on the ball. Suspended during the 2010 season but returns this fall.
5thDonte Paige-MossDEN3JrSolid college defensive end that is used in a three-point stance or stands up over tackle. Lacks elite athleticism yet has enough skill to play in the NFL.
5thJordan NixDT785SrQuick, explosive interior tackle that fires off the snap, displays a good change of direction and shows a good degree of suddenness in his game. Undersized yet plays with leverage and tough to stop.
5thDwight JonesWR834SrNice sized receiver that plays strong and big. Consistently comes away with the reception in the middle of a crowd, sure handed and wins out in battles. Minimal quickness and speed in his game.
5-6Tydreke PowellDT915SrExplosive interior first step lineman that struggles getting off blocks. Plays with good lean and fires through the gaps of the offensive line.
6thCam HollandC655SrPowerful small area blocker that opens up the middle the field. Lacks agility, struggles to adjust and ineffective in motion.
6thRyan HoustonRB325SrUnderrated power runner on the inside that’s been miscast as a fullback. Returns this fall after sitting on the sidelines with suspension last season.
6-7Erik HighsmithWR883JrQuick, dependable receiver best running underneath routes. Gets separation and makes the catch with his hands.
7thKevin ReddickILB483Jr
FADevon RamsayFB455SrStrong, fundamentally sound lead blocker that does enough to chip opponents from the action. Slows into blocks which affects his ability to finish off defenders.
7-FAJared McAdooDE943SoOne time up and coming prospect that did not play in 2010 and has been dismissed from the program.
FAMatt MerlettiS255Sr

North Carolina State

Rnd Full Name Pos # Yr Comments
4-5Zach AllenG724JrStrong, small area blocker that rides defenders off the line of scrimmage. Must improve his footwork and ability in space but a big bodied blocker with next level ability.
4-5Russell WilsonQB165SrAthletic passer that also has a future in professional baseball. Athletic, easily gets outside the pocket or picks up yardage with his legs. Effortlessly gets the ball downfield. Makes good choices under the rush but must improve his overall game. Transferred from North Carolina State and will play at Wisconsin this season.
5thCamden WentzC534JrExplosive blocker on the interior that shows strength and ability run blocking as well as in pass protection.
6thTerrell ManningOLB354JrExplosive weak side linebacker that makes plays sideline to sideline and gets tremendous depth on pass drops.
6-7Audie ColeOLB425SrInstinctive, tough outside linebacker that’s always puts himself in a position to make plays on the ball. Minimal playing speed, which is prevalent on film, limits his next level upside.
7thGeorge BryanTE845SrReliable pass catching tight end that gives effort as a blocker. Overall game lacks quickness as well as speed.
FABrandan BishopS303JrFiery, fierce safety that sells out defending the run yet also shows skill in coverage.
FAMarkus KuhnDT914SrHard-working interior lineman that has nice length and some growth potential.
FAJ.R. SweezyDT525SrCompetitive defensive tackle that plays hard yet has a limited upside.
FAJay SmithWR865Sr
FATaylor GentryFB47