Below are the notable NC State Wolfpack players eligible for the 2018 NFL Draft. In a conference loaded with stout defensive lines, NC State more than holds their own. With positive buzz on both sides of the football, 2017 could be an upstart year for the NC State Wolfpack.
Quarterback Ryan Finley – 6040, 205 – Redshirt Senior
A transfer from Boise State, Finley had a pleasant year in his first season with the Wolfpack. Finley was able to post over 3000 passing yards and a greater than 2:1 TD/INT ratio; but he does need to take care of the football against some of the greater competition in the conference. Finley had 6 of his 8 interceptions against Miami, Clemson, Florida State and Louisville.
Tight End Jaylen Samuels – 5110, 223 – Senior
A versatile multi-tool player, Samuels enters his final season with the Wolfpack with 31 career touchdowns. A move piece role would suit Samuels well, but his size and stature could be a barrier for some teams who may be contemplating investing in his services.
Defensive End Bradley Chubb – 6040, 275 – Senior
Chubb is an effective all around player and does well to make the most of his physical skills. Chubb carries a stout set of hands and does very well to stun offensive linemen and win at the line of scrimmage. While he doesn’t meet some of the ideal levels of cornering ability as a rusher, he has proven he knows his way around the pocket.
Defensive Tackle Justin Jones – 6020, 312 – Senior
Defensive Tackle BJ Hill – 6040, 300 – Senior
Defensive End Kentavius Street – 6020, 282 – Senior
Street is well regarded as one of the most freakish athletes in college football. He had a modest breakout season in 2016 with 5.5 sacks and 9.0 tackles for loss; but the football world is drooling at his potential. At 282 lbs, Street reportedly tested this spring at an electronic 4.6 40 and paired that with an explosive 40″ vertical. We’ll see this season if that super athleticism translates into production on the field.