Here’s a breakdown of NC State’s Top-5 & Bottom-5 Offensive and Defensive Graded Players according to ProFootballFocus in the Wolfpack’s 31-20 victory over Duke this past Saturday. Each player is graded on each individual play.
- Sophomore Left Guard Ikem Ekwonu – Overall: 86.3/Pass: 78.9/Run Block: 84.8
- #1 G in the ACC in Week 7
- #3 G in the FBS in Week 7
- Redshirt Sophomore Quarterback Devin Leary – Overall: 82.5/Pass: 87.4/Run: 54.5
- #6 QB in the ACC in Week 7
- #12 QB in the FBS in Week 7
- #8 QB in the ACC through 7 weeks
- Sophomore Running Back Jordan Houston – Overall: 74.9/Pass Block: 60.5/Run: 70.3
- #7 RB in the ACC in Week 7
- Senior Wide Receiver Emeka Emezie – Overall: 72.8/Pass: 71.4/Run Block: 69.6
- #7 WR in the ACC in Week 7
- #8 WR in the ACC through 7 weeks
- Redshirt Junior Center Grant Gibson – Overall: 72.6/Pass Block: 76.3/Run Block: 68.5
- #1 C in the ACC in Week 7
- #1 C in the ACC through 7 weeks
- #10 C in the FBS in Week 7
- #7 C in the FBS through 7 weeks
- Sophomore Zonovan Knight is the #4 Running Back in the ACC through 7 weeks (85.7)
- #10 in the FBS
- Redshirt Senior Cary Angeline is the #6 Tight End in the ACC through 7 weeks (64.8)
- Sophomore Ikem Ekwonu is the #1 Guard in the ACC through 7 weeks (77.5).
- #12 in the FBS
- Redshirt Senior Joe Sculthorpe is the #10 Guard in the ACC through 7 weeks (68.4).
- Sophomore Linebacker Jaylon Scott – Overall: 95.6/Run Defense: 63.6/Pass Rush: 58.2/Coverage: 91.4
- Redshirt Sophomore Safety – Overall: 78.8/Run Defense: 71.5/Tackling: 81.4/Coverage: 78.5
- #3 Safety in the ACC in Week 7
- Sophomore Cornerback Cecil Powell – Overall: 76.2/Run Defense: 62.4/Tackling: 81.9/Coverage: 76.5
- Junior Nose Tackle Alim McNeil – Overall: 74.5/Run Defense: 69.7/Tackling: 70.1/Pass Rush: 71.8
- #7 Interior Defensive Lineman in the ACC Week 7
- #1 Interior Defensive Lineman in the ACC through 7 weeks
- #4 Interior Defensive Lineman in the FBS through 7 weeks
- Sophomore Linebacker Drake Thomas – Overall: 73.0/Run Defense: 76.5/Tackling: 67.9/Pass Rush: 62.4/Coverage: 63.5
- #7 Linebacker in the ACC in Week 7
- #11 Linebacker in the ACC through 7 weeks
- Redshirt Sophomore Malik Dunlap is the #9 Cornerback in the ACC through 7 weeks (73.8).
- Junior Tanner Ingle is the #8 Safety in the ACC through 7 weeks (69.3).
- Redshirt Junior Vi Jones is the #6 Linebacker in the ACC through 7 weeks (68.3).
- Redshirt Junior Quarterback Bailey Hockman – Overall: 27.7/Pass: 27.1/Run: 56.9
- Redshirt Freshman Left Guard Dylan McMahon – Overall: 43.1/Pass Block: 39.1/Run Block: 46.1
- Freshman Wide Receiver Porter Rooks – Overall: 46.3/Pass: 46.3/Run Block: 56.4
- Redshirt Senior F Dylan Parham – Overall: 48.0/Pass: 40.4/Pass Block: 74.1/Run Block: 63.9
- Graduate F Dylan Autenrieth – Overall: 50.3/Run Block: 50.6
- Redshirt Sophomore Linebacker C.J. Hart – Overall: 35.5/Run Defense: 51.2/Tackling: 20.7/Coverage: 49.8
- Sophomore Strong Safety Jakeen Harris – Overall: 36.8/Run Defense: 54.4/Tackling: 21.8/Coverage: 54.0
- Redshirt Senior Defensive End Val Martin – Overall: 40.8/Run Defense: 35.1/Pass Rush: 63.4
- Redshirt Freshman Nose Tackle C.J. Clark – Overall: 51.7/Run Defense: 39.8/Tackling: 27.5/Pass Rush: 65.3
- Junior Free Safety Tanner Ingle – Overall: 56.4/Run Defense: 59.4/Tackling: 29.4/Coverage: 55.5