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NC State NFL Preseason Week 4 Report

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Last night wrapped up the 4th and final week of the 2019 NFL Preseason. Below is a rundown of how the former NC State players performed. Obviously a lot of the former Wolfpack players that are higher up on the depth chart didn’t play with the season opener looming next week.

Cornerback Johnathan Alston had 2 tackles, 3 pass deflections, and 1 interception in the Lions 20-16 loss to the Browns.

Kicker Stephen Hauschka, fresh off signing a 2-year extension, booted a 54-yard field goal in the Bills 27-23 victory over the Vikings. It was his only field goal attempt of the night.

Punter A.J. Cole had a boot, punting the ball 5 times for an average distance of 48.6 yards, landing 2 inside the 20-yard line in Oakland’s 17-15 loss to Seattle.

Quarterback Mike Glennon was 9 of 13 for 78 (84.8 QB Rating) yards in the Raiders 17-15 loss to the Seahawks.

Linebacker Germaine Pratt had 1 tackle in the Bengals 13-6 loss to the Colts.

Cornerback Juston Burris had 2 tackles in the Browns 20-16 victory over the Lions.

Jakobi Meyers had 1 reception (2 targets) for 28 yards in the Pats 31-29 loss to the Giants.

Quarterback Jalan McClendon was 2 of 8 for 4 yards and an interception in the Redskins 20-7 loss to the Ravens.

Wide Receiver Kelvin Harmon had 1 reception (1 target) for -2 yards in Washington’s 20-7 loss to Baltimore.

Cornerback Dontae Johnson had 1 tackle in the 49ers 27-24 loss to the Chargers.

Defensive Tackle T.Y. McGill had 2 tackles and 1 QB Hit in Los Angeles’ 27-24 victory over San Francisco.

 

Matthew is Co-Owner of Pack Insider. He writes for all sports, with a focus on football and recruiting, and is in charge of business strategy. He is an NC State alum who majored in business. Matthew is also the lead pastor of The Point Church in Cary, NC.

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Former NC State G Terquavion Smith Earns a Spot on the 2023-23 NBA G-League All-Rookie Team

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Former NC State Guard Terquavion Smith earned a spot on the 2023-24 NBA G-League All-Rookie Team.

Smith averaged 22.3 points, 3.4 assists and 3 rebounds per game for the Delaware Blue Coats. What’s crazy, is that he only started in 3 of the 36 games he played in. With that being said, he averaged 30.7 minutes per game. Smith shot 35.6% from three.

As a 2-way player, Smith also played 16 games for the Philadelphia 76ers, averaging 3.3 points in 5.3 minutes per game. He shot 37.1% from three.

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NC State LB Payton Wilson Visited with the Steelers Yesterday

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Former NC State Linebacker Payton Wilson had a Top-30 visit with the Pittsburgh Steelers yesterday. Wilson is the first Linebacker the Steelers have brought in.

Wilson has already had Top-30 visits with the Dallas Cowboys and the Carolina Panthers.

PFF ranks Wilson as the #1 Linebacker in the 2024 Draft, and #26 on their Big Board.

1. LB PAYTON WILSONNC STATE

PFF BIG BOARD RANK: 26

Wilson has the length, movement ability, IQ and tape of a first-round linebacker. What will likely keep him from being drafted on Day 1 is his injury history and age. If healthy, he can be a starting inside linebacker in any defense. (PFF)

Will someone take Wilson in the 1st round? Will he be a 2nd round pick? If he slips past that, that’s just stupid.

 

 

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NC State’s DJ Horne Declares for the NBA Draft

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NC State Guard DJ Horne has officially declared for the 2024 NBA Draft.

 

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Horne is trying to become the first Wolfpack player to be drafted since Dennis Smith Jr. was drafted by the Dallas Mavericks with the 6th pick in the 1st Round.

While Horne might not currently be projected to be drafted, he is trying to change that tune at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament which begins tomorrow.

Horne is a special player, and genuinely possesses the skill set to compete at the next level. Whether he is drafted, or signs a 2-way contract, what he put on tape this year warrants a chance.





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Former NC State Defensive End Savion Jackson is Receiving Interest from NFL Teams

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Former NC State Defensive End Savion Jackson is receiving interest from NFL teams. Thus far, those teams are the Rams, Chargers, 49ers, and Broncos.

Last season as a Senior, Jackson had 40 tackles, 5.5 tackles for loss, and 2.5 sacks in 12 games for the Wolfpack. His Run Defense grade on PFF was 80.6, ranking 4th on the team.

According to current projections, Jackson projects to be taken on Day 3 of the 2024 NFL Draft, or picked up as an Undrafted Free Agent.

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