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.

Louisville

Round Name Pos # Yr Comments
3rdMario BenavidesC554JrQuick, explosive blocker on the pivot that is very effective in motion. Has shown an improving game and will be highly rated moving forward.
7th-FADexter HeymanOLB464Sr
FAShenard HoltonS363Jr
FAAndrell SmithWR143Jr
FAJosh ChichesterTE115SrMassive target learning to become a football player.
FAJosh BellamyWR15SrOne time promising wide out coming off a disappointing season.
FAGreg ScruggsDE64SrRelatively athletic lineman that lacks size. Potential three technique lineman.
FAWilliam SavoyOLB915Sr
FAVictor AndersonRB204SrResilient, straight line ball carrier that also excels as a pass catcher out of the backfield.

North Carolina St

Round Name Pos # Yr Comments
6thTerrell ManningILB354JrExplosive weak side linebacker that makes plays sideline to sideline and gets tremendous depth on pass drops.
3-4Zach 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.
5thCamden WentzC534JrExplosive blocker on the interior that shows strength and ability run blocking as well as in pass protection.
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.
FAGeorge 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