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


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

Height: 5’11”

Weight: 209 pounds

Position Rank:

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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

Tackles For Loss
Misc. Defense
GPasses Broken UpQB HurriesFumbles ForcedKicks/Punts Blocked

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)