Feb 26, 2013; Indianapolis, IN, USA; North Carolina State Wolfpack defensive back Earl Wolff makes a diving catch during the NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

Earl Wolff, SS, North Carolina State Wolfpack: 2013 NFL Draft Player Profile

Height: 5’11″

Weight: 209 pounds

Position Rank:

Drafted By:

40 Yard Dash: 4.40

Bench Press: DNP

Vertical Jump: 39″

Broad Jump: 134″

20-Yard Shuttle: 4.07

Career Highlights (via North Carolina State athletics site)

Overview: Boundary safety who has been called `the heart of the defense’ by head coach Tom O’Brien, he is tied for the team lead in career games played with 38 … Has 255 career tackles, more than any returning player … Has seven caused fumbles for his career, that ties as the fifth-best mark in school history … Graduated in December after just three-and-a-half years with a degree in sport management.

In 2011: An All-ACC nominee who finished the season ranked second on the team in tackles with 113 … Led the team in tackles versus Wake Forest (10) and Central Michigan (12), he had double-figure tackle totals in five contests … Caused two fumbles against Georgia Tech, three for the year.

In 2010: Ranks third on the team in tackles with 91, he had 14 in the win at North Carolina, including 11 solo stops and a seven-yard sack … Started every game of the season at boundary safety … Pulled down his first career interception in the win at Central Florida … Forced three fumbles in 2010, one of the top marks in the ACC … Led the team in tackles with 15 at East Carolina and tied for the team lead versus Florida State with eight … Named the team’s Most Valuable Defensive Back.

In 2009: Started four games at the boundary safety position … Led the team in tackles against Pitt with 10, while in for just 26 snaps … Ended the season ranked 10th on the squad with 51 tackles … In for a season-high 36 snaps at Wake Forest … Ranked third on the team in special teams tackles.

In 2008: Redshirted the season at defensive back, he was named the defensive scout team player of the week for the South Florida and Miami games.

2012 Stats

Interceptions
G Int. Yards TD Int./G
13 2 35 0 0.15
Tackles
G Solo Assisted Total Total/G
13 75 44 119 9.15
Tackles For Loss
G TFL TFL Yards TFL/G
13 4.0 7 0.31
Misc. Defense
G Passes Broken Up QB Hurries Fumbles Forced Kicks/Punts Blocked
13 7 0 1 0

Scouting Report/Player Notes

Wolff is the kind of guy who has gone largely overlooked in the draft process but simply makes plays on the football field. He’s not a dynamic playmaker at the safety position, but he’s been a heck of a player for the Wolfpack since he became a full-time starter and all the guy does is find the ball. He has incredible speed and quickness to go along with his collegiate production, and was a 1st-team All-ACC selection as a senior. In a defensive backfield with guys like David Amerson, he’s been passed over when the evaluation of NC State comes, but he was really good at the East-West Shrine practices and even more impressive at the Scouting Combine. I think not only will he get drafted, he’ll make an opening day roster and be able to contribute right away. Could be a valuable special teams player from the word go.

Video Highlights (via YouTube)

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