Connect with us

NC State Football

NC State has 2nd Best Vegas Odds To Land Kelly Bryant

Published

on

News broke yesterday that Clemson Graduate Transfer Quarterback Kelly Bryant has lined up a visit to UNC, but the Vegas Odds don’t have the Tar Heels in the Top-6 most likely to land him. According to Vegas, NC State is the team with the 2nd best chances of landing Bryant.

He decided to transfer from Clemson after Week 4 when Freshman Trevor Lawrence was named the starter, and with the new redshirt rules, he is able to redshirt this season, despite playing in the first 4 games.

Bryant was a 3-star prospect that was a member of the 2015 recruiting class, and NC State originally offered him a scholarship back on June 14th, 2013. On April 12th, 2014, Bryant revealed his Top-5 (UNC wasn’t in his Top-5), and the Wolfpack made the cut along with Clemson, Florida, Virginia and Virginia Tech. He was NC State’s top quarterback prospect in the 2015 class, and after missing on him, the Wolfpack didn’t end up taking a QB that year. NC State was the runner-up for Bryant coming out of high school.

The possible addition of Bryant would make for a crowded quarterback room in 2019. Devin Leary will most likely be a Redshirt Freshman, Matt McKay will be a Redshirt Sophomore, as will Bailey Hockman. The addition of Bryant would give NC State an experienced quarterback that led Clemson to a 12-2 record in 2017, a trip to the College Football Playoff, and a final ranking of #4 in the AP Poll. It would give the three young quarterbacks a chance to get one more year of maturation and development before taking the reins. Whether or not Leary would stick around with the possible addition of Bryant would remain to be seen.

Not that it’s Wolfpack head coach Dave Doeren’s long term plan, but every single quarterback that has started a game for him has been a transfer: Pete Thomas (Colorado State), Brandon Mitchell (Arkansas), Jacoby Brissett (Florida) and Ryan Finley (Boise State). Both Mitchell and Finley were graduate transfers, like Bryant.

At the end of the day, I don’t think this is going to happen. NC State has the best quarterback depth they’ve had in a very long time, but this is still interesting nonetheless.

NC State Football

Incoming NC State Players Get Their Jersey #’s, & Current Players Switch it Up

Published

on

With the 2019 NC State Football Spring roster released, the jersey numbers of the incoming Freshman have been revealed.

It’s worth noting that both incoming Quarterback’s chose noteworthy numbers. Redshirt Sophomore Quarterback Bailey Hockman is wearing Russell Wilson’s honored #16 jersey, and Freshman Ty Evans chose Ryan Finley’s #15.

  • LB Drake Thomas took NIC Stephen Morrison’s #13.
  • NIC Jalen Frazier took CB Teshaun Smith’s #20.
  • S Khalid Martin took CB Taiyon Palmer’s #25.
  • CB Shyheim Battle took CB Vernon Grier’s #27.
  • DT Joshua Harris took DE Joe Babros’ #44.
  • OL Zovon Lindsay took LS Tyler Griffith’s #57.
  • DT CJ Clark took DE Davontae McRae’s #58.
  • OL Timothy McKay took C Garrett Bradbury’s #65.
  • WR Keyon Lesane took WR Devin Carter’s #85.
  • WR Chris Toudle took WR Emeka Emezie’s #86.
  • DE Savion Jackson took P AJ Cole’s #90.

Incoming players received their first ever jersey numbers as NC State players, but quite a few of the players already on the team decided to do a switcheroo.

  • RS SO TE Adam Boselli took over RB Marcellus Spell’s #46. Boselli was #88.
  • RS SO RB Dalton Counts took over TE Matthew Alderfer’s #35. Counts was #33.
  • RS FR CB Malik Dunlap switched from #19 to #24.
  • JR WR Emeka Emezie took over WR Kelvin Harmon’s #3. Emezie was #86.
  • RS SO OG Grant Gibson switched from #73 to #50.
  • SO S De’Von Graves took over S Dexter Wright’s #14. Graves was #6.
  • RS FR LB Calvin Hart took over CB Chris Ingram’s #15. Hart was #30.
  • JR CB Chris Ingram took over NIC Freddie Phillips #7. Ingram was #15.
  • RS FR P Mackenzie Morgan is #36 now. Morgan was #98.
  • RS FR CB Taiyon Palmer took over CB De’Von Graves #6. Palmer was #25.
  • SO RB Ricky Person took over WR Maurice Trowell’s #8. Person was #20.
  • SO CB Teshaun Smith switched from #20 to #8.
  • RS SO OL Kennan Solomon took over OL Terronne Prescod’s #70. Solomon was #94.
  • RS FR TE Camden switched from #93 to #45.

 

Continue Reading

NC State Football

A Few Players Have Switched Positions in the NC State Secondary

Published

on

With Spring Football right around the corner, a few players have switched positions in the NC State Secondary.

Cornerback

Redshirt Freshman Malik Dunlap switched over from Safety to Cornerback during last season, and is still listed as a Corner on the Spring roster.

The Wolfpack have 7 scholarship Cornerbacks on the 2019 Spring Roster

Safeties

Sophomore Tanner Ingle has been moved from Nickel to Safety. Ingle played in all 13 games last season as a Nickelback as a True Freshman. He started the first 7 games, before losing his job to Stephen Griffin. He ranked 6th on the team in tackles with 44.

Sophomore De’Von Graves has been moved from Cornerback to Safety. He saw action in 5 games at Corner (33 snaps) last year, and three other games strictly on special teams as a True Freshman.

NC State has 6 scholarship safeties on the 2019 Spring Roster.

Nickelbacks

Sophomore Tyler-Baker Williams has been moved from Safety to Nickelback. Baker-Williams saw action in 8 games last year as a True Freshman, taking snaps at Safety in 3 of them (18 snaps).

NC State has 3 scholarship Nickelbacks on the 2019 Spring Roster.

Keep in mind, incoming Freshman Jakeen Harris and Cecil Powell will get mixed into the Secondary this summer when they arrive.

Continue Reading

NC State Football

Defensive End Joe Babros Transferring from NC State

Published

on

NC State Defensive End Joe Babros has officially entered his name into the Transfer Portal, and is no longer on the Wolfpack’s roster.

Babros was a Junior College transfer from Saddleback College, committing to NC State on October 6th, 2017.

He chose NC State over offers from Iowa State, Colorado State, Nevada and others.

ESPN ranked Babros as the #48 overall player in the JUCO ranks, and the #5 Defensive End.

Babros only saw action in the East Carolina game this year, and didn’t record any stats. As a result, this past season will count as a redshirt season wherever he lands.

With the exodus of Babros, NC State has 8 scholarship defensive ends on the roster.

Continue Reading

NC State Football

6 NC State Players Invited to 2019 NFL Combine

Published

on

The invitations for the 2019 NFL Combine are officially out, and 6 NC State Football players were invited.

The Wolfpack are tied for the 6th most players invited to the Combine.

Honestly, I’m dumbfounded that Terronne Prescod didn’t receive an invite. He had the second highest grade of any offensive guard in the nation according to ProFootballFocus this year.

NC State sent 7 players to the 2018 NFL Combine last season.

Continue Reading

Trending