If you want to watch a defensive struggle I would recommend this years Belk Bowl. Louisville and NC State have pedestrian offenses that have been supported by stellar defenses all year long. The Wolfpack are led by future star David Amerson and Brandon Bishop at safety and linebacker Terrell Manning. Louisville counters with linebacker Dexter Heyman who ranks among the Big East leaders in both tackles for loss and interceptions. It should be both ugly and low scoring.


Round Name Pos # Yr Comments
3rd Mario Benavides C 55 4Jr Quick, explosive blocker on the pivot that is very effective in motion. Has shown an improving game and will be highly rated moving forward.
7th-FA Dexter Heyman OLB 46 4Sr
FA Shenard Holton S 36 3Jr
FA Andrell Smith WR 14 3Jr
FA Josh Chichester TE 11 5Sr Massive target learning to become a football player.
FA Josh Bellamy WR 1 5Sr One time promising wide out coming off a disappointing season.
FA Greg Scruggs DE 6 4Sr Relatively athletic lineman that lacks size. Potential three technique lineman.
FA William Savoy OLB 91 5Sr
FA Victor Anderson RB 20 4Sr Resilient, straight line ball carrier that also excels as a pass catcher out of the backfield.

North Carolina St

Round Name Pos # Yr Comments
6th Terrell Manning ILB 35 4Jr Explosive weak side linebacker that makes plays sideline to sideline and gets tremendous depth on pass drops.
3-4 Zach Allen G 72 4Jr Strong, 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.
5th Camden Wentz C 53 4Jr Explosive blocker on the interior that shows strength and ability run blocking as well as in pass protection.
6-7 Audie Cole OLB 42 5Sr Instinctive, 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.
FA George Bryan TE 84 5Sr Reliable pass catching tight end that gives effort as a blocker. Overall game lacks quickness as well as speed.
FA Brandan Bishop S 30 3Jr Fiery, fierce safety that sells out defending the run yet also shows skill in coverage.
FA Markus Kuhn DT 91 4Sr Hard-working interior lineman that has nice length and some growth potential.
FA J.R. Sweezy DT 52 5Sr Competitive defensive tackle that plays hard yet has a limited upside.
FA Jay Smith WR 86 5Sr
FA Taylor Gentry FB 47