Today, Frump will be evaluating the deepest and most talented position group(s) on the NC State roster, the Wolfpack receiving corps. Headlined by returning first team All-ACC TE George Bryan, the Pack is poised to continue to make it rain on opposing secondaries in 2010. Also, don’t forget to check out all of the write ups in preparation for next weekend’s spring game…Frump!!!
Day 3 – Offensive Line
Day 2 – Backfield (RB and QB)
Day 1 – Overview
Starter – (RsJr) George Bryan 6-5 265
Bryan is a returning first team All-ACC performer and will look to build on his budding professional resume this season. While Bryan is a capable blocker, his strength lies with his hands….simply put, the dude catches everything (40 receptions, 6 TD’s last season). While his speed will not blow you away, he simply makes plays and is capable of some respectable YAC. Bryan is especially dangerous in the red zone.
Reserve TE’s: So Asa Watson 6-4 225, Rs So Mario Carter 6-4 262, Rs Fr Anthony Talbert 6-4 246
Analysis – The Pack knows what it has in Bryan, but needs to develop some depth behind him. Watson is the only other TE with a reception (and he has one). Watson is the little brother of former Dawg and current Patriot Ben Watson and is similarly gifted…good athlete with good hands. He was pressed into action last season before the staff probably would’ve liked, due to the second ACL tear of Mario Carter. Carter is definitely the “X” factor in the TE equation. Carter looked FANTASTIC in last season’s spring game and was expected to contribute last season before tearing his ACL for the second time at the end of spring camp. If Carter can get and stay healthy, he will be yet another weapon in the offensive arsenal. Talbert is probably still a year away from contributing major minutes and is raw from a receiving standpoint.
The Pack returns almost every scholarship WR from the roster last season…a unit that boasts three Seniors and combined for 128 receptions and 19 TDs. Highlighting this group is a pair that works very well together; Rs Sr Jarvis Williams 6-4-219 and Sr Owen Spencer 6-3 185. Williams provides a big target across the middle and in the red zone, while Spencer is a threat to take it deep on every play. The third senior is fifth year player Darrell Davis 6-4 211. Davis plays a little slower than Williams, but has a similar game. Davis has great body control and is not afraid to sit down in the middle of the field, make a tough catch and absorb a hit. Three Juniors compliment the three Seniors; speedy Jr. TJ Graham 6-0 180 cis another stretch the field threat and is a player the coaches will certainly work to get the ball more in the open field this season. Rs Jr Jay Smith 6-2 209 and Rs Jr Steven Howard 6-2 200 are both excellent all-around players who are capable of being featured receivers themselves. The wild card in the equation is unquestionably Rs Fr Morgan Alexander 5-11 180. Since the day he stepped on campus, Frump has heard nothing but rave reviews from the speedster. Multiple sources have commented on how explosive he was and how there was little doubt Alexander has the tools to be a future star.