UGA played him though and he had two tremendous seasons where he didn't really seem to be slowed at all. If he got cleared and was willing to assume the risks of playing, I'd love to have him. I think he's the best player in the class and a potential DPOY type player.
Who will be available at the Safety/CB position for the Redskins in Rd. 2?
Mel Kiper (1:44 PM)
Matt Elam will be gone. If he were there, he would be interesting. Johnathan Cyprien, FIU and Earl Wolff, NC State are getting a lot of talk right now.
What players really surprised you at the Combine, for the good or bad?
Mel Kiper (1:21 PM)
For the good, I think Justin Hunter, WR, Tennessee; AJ Klein, MLB, Iowa State; Jamie Collins, LB, USM; Moore, OLB, UConn; Cornelius Washington, OLB, Georgia; David Amerson, CB, NC State; Earl Wolff, S, NC State all had strong workouts.
Mel Kiper (1:22 PM)
On the flip side, Demontre Moore; Gavin Escobar, TE, SD State; Tony Jefferson, S, Oklahoma; Johnthan Banks, CB, MS State; Gionvani Bernard, RB, UNC; Andre Ellington, RB, Clemson; Keith Pough, OLB, Howard.
Earl Wolff spent most of his career overshadowed in an N.C. State secondary dominated by flashier playmakers such as David Amerson and Brandan Bishop. Tuesday, the steady three-year starter stepped out of those shadows and became the ultimate workout warrior on the final day of the NFL’s Scouting Combine.
The recently graduated Wolfpack safety was a top performer in each of the four disciplines in which he participated – posting the best broad jump, the second-best 40-yard dash and the fourth-best vertical jump among players at his position to steal the show in Indianapolis.
Though Wolff was the only ACC safety at the Combine, he was one five former conference defensive backs – including Amerson – showing off their skills for representatives of all 32 NFL teams.
Redskins 2013 Opponents:
Home- Dallas, NY Giants, Philadelphia, Detroit, Chicago, San Francisco, Kansas City, San Diego
Away- Dallas, NY Giants, Philadelphia, Green Bay, Minnesota, Atlanta, Denver, Oakland
He also doesn't really wrap up all that well. Go to 1 minute and 15 seconds for the video below for an example. Then two plays later (at 1 minute and 33 seconds) is an example of him making a pretty good play. There's so much bad mixed with the good. I mean, he's got potential, he's just inconsistent.
2:47 of the above video is a lack of effort. He sees the lineman come out and zero in on him so he just backs off and doesn't try and go around. At 6:17 he completely bites on the playfake and gives up a TD. 9:36 is another example of him not wrapping up well, he does slim him down enough for the other safety to make the tackle, but if it weren't for the safety, that's a TD.
So with all that bad I just mentioned, 11:35 is an easy example of solid coverage play. He sees someone crossing over the middle to be open, and he steps up to take away the throw.
So above is the 2nd half, and it starts with him showing better effort immediately. He knows he'll get blocked, but he gets in there doesn't give up ground and makes room for someone else to tackle the guy to force a punt. But ugh, 5:07 is another perfect example of how he sucks at wrapping up.
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Anyone a fan of Conner Vernon, WR out of Duke? I really think he's gonna be a player in this league. Strong hands, not that fast but he knows who to get open and make plays. Dude is just a player. We could get him in the mid rounds too.
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