NC State is sending 7 players to the 2018 NFL Combine, which is tied for the 8th most in college football (3rd most in ACC).
— Michael Signora (@NFLfootballinfo) February 8, 2018
The official combine page is up and running on NFL.com, and there are profiles for each of the players attending. Here is a brief rundown of what they said about the Wolfpackers:
Defensive End Bradley Chubb has a grade of 7.25. They project him as a 1st round pick, compare him to Chris Long, and think he could be an early starter, and a multi-year starter.
Running Back Nyheim Hines has a grade of 5.59. They project him to be taken in the third or fourth round, and compare him to Tyler Ervin. They don’t see him being a full-time back at the next level, but could be a change of pace back. His value will be more utilized at receiver.
Tight End Jaylen Samuels has a grade of 5.48. They project him to be a 4th or 5th round pick. They think JaySam’s best fit may be with a zone-scheme team as a RB/FB with the ability to play slot receiver and become a core special teamer.
Defensive Tackle BJ Hill has a grade of 5.29. They project him to be taken in the 7th round, or scooped up as a free agent. “While Hill’s production has been solid, he will have to develop more strength at the point of attack or become a more explosive upfield player to set himself apart and become a rotational defensive tackle.”
Defensive Tackle Justin Jones has a grade of 5.22. They project him as a 7th round pick, or a free agent. “He’s tough enough at the point of attack to give him a shot as a rotational defensive lineman if he’s able to add a little more size, but his shot may come late or undrafted as he lacks the athletic traits and overall production teams will be looking for.”
Defensive End Kentavius Street has a grade of 4.98. They project him to be a 7th rounder or a free agent pick up. They compare him to Ronald Blair. “Street doesn’t appear to be an NFL pass rusher but his power is intriguing. A team might be interested in asking him to add more weight in an attempt to bump him inside.”