Amerson to Washington (2nd), Glennon to Tampa (3rd), Wolff to Philly (5th)

Amerson a pretty laughable reach pick by an organization I don’t respect. Glennon finds an intriguing landing spot, a team with a young, but fringy QB in the last year of his contract. He won’t be forced to play right out of the gate, but he will get a shot late in the season if Freeman doesn’t step up bigtime (and I predict he won’t).

Earl Wolff will upgrade the Iggle secondary immediately. Won’t be any batteries chucked in his direction.

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47 Responses to Amerson to Washington (2nd), Glennon to Tampa (3rd), Wolff to Philly (5th)

  1. tjfoose1 04/27/2013 at 1:16 PM #

    ^ You see the shirt he was wearing in the picture with Cooper? Great stuff.

  2. BJD95 04/27/2013 at 1:19 PM #

    Now I am begging and pleading for DE Washington from UGA to Denver in 4th, Wolff to Carolina in 5th. Please, universe.

  3. BJD95 04/27/2013 at 1:22 PM #

    Foose – I did not. I liked the quote of Keim telling Cooper he picked him in spite of being a Tarheel. If only he had said Hole.

    Cooper was by far the best and hardest working player on that team. It was a great pick.

    I think AZ has had the best draft by far, taking into account their selections and trade value. Not even close.

  4. bTHEredterror 04/27/2013 at 2:04 PM #

    My Eagles picked Wolff, and I couldn’t be happier!

  5. tjfoose1 04/27/2013 at 2:15 PM #

    Keim wasn’t wearing Cardinals gear, he had on Wolfpack shirt.

  6. bTHEredterror 04/27/2013 at 2:23 PM #

    I agree the Cards have made some good picks, I also like what the Rams have done. Some weapons for Bradford, a versatile intelligent Olineman, and a couple fast mean defenders.

  7. SaccoV 04/27/2013 at 2:40 PM #

    I’m watching the NFL Network’s coverage, and I agree with them that the NFC West has just become a monster for next season. St. Louis was 4-1-1 within division, that had two solid playoff teams and last year’s runner-up in the Super Bowl. Panthers’ 5th round is coming up. I would love another TE who can catch passes or a WR.

  8. bTHEredterror 04/27/2013 at 3:18 PM #

    “but in the draft he was a higher pick.”

    So what, so were Ryan Leaf, Jamarcus Russell and a gang of other failed NFL QBs.
    I don’t hate Glennon, I just see flaws in his game he will have to work to overcome, and the type of flaws i think he won’t overcome. Like slow feet, panic under pressure and a tendency to stare down primary.

    I doubt he will be a Pro Bowl QB. Please forgive me for not seeing him as the greatest QB In the history of the universe ever for all times. Go buy some Buccaneer tickets so as to service your little man crush there.

    I think Wolff is underrated and will be a steal for my Birds too. Am I still a hater or does that balance me out to neutral observer?

  9. BJD95 04/27/2013 at 3:43 PM #

    The happy feet and tendency to panic are real problems. And I like Glennon a lot.

    Fortunately, both flaws are eminently fixable. IMHO

  10. BJD95 04/27/2013 at 4:03 PM #

    I like the 49ers draft as well. NFC West has lost its “joke” label and then some.

  11. bTHEredterror 04/27/2013 at 4:40 PM #

    Cards just stole Stephan Taylor, nothing spectacular but steady and smart.

  12. BJD95 04/27/2013 at 5:17 PM #

    Ellington, too. Smart late round picks. Guys that can catch passes, pass protect, and at least compete on special teams. Very impressed.

  13. Texpack 04/27/2013 at 5:47 PM #

    Now that the Texans have drafted a TE we can officially count this draft. It took 201 picks, but the took one as always.

  14. BJD95 04/27/2013 at 6:22 PM #

    I hate Brock Osweiler. Really hope Denver drafts Tyler Bray with their 7.

  15. BJD95 04/27/2013 at 6:55 PM #

    Dysert was my 2nd choice, so I am pleased!

  16. tom1315 04/27/2013 at 9:44 PM #

    I am very pleased for our guys…Glennon, Wolff and Amerson. I love ACC games but have become more of a NFL fan looking for our guys…Russell Wilson’s success, Jericho’s with the Steelers, Mario in Buffalo and now this upcoming season paired with Manny Lawson again in Buffalo! Wow, good see these guys back together.

    Go Pack!!!

  17. ryebread 04/27/2013 at 9:52 PM #

    I look at the draft a bit differently. I don’t really care about the NFL or follow any one team. The pro football franchise in the town that I live in is abysmal — hockey is arguably more popular. I’m not following any one team, looking at needs and judging how they are filling them.

    I’m instead looking for things that I find interesting about the college game:
    – Year in and year out, I see the ACC with lots of players drafted (close race with the SEC for the most). There’s a lot of talent in this league. Teams just aren’t deep or aren’t well coached.
    – NC State had 3 draft picks. Honestly, I only saw 3-4 NFL caliber players as upper classmen on the roster this past year. If there is any doubt that the talent level is way down since the Amato years, look no further in the draft.
    – Did any team underachieve more this year than FSU? I guess one could argue LSU. I keep waiting for the gig to be up for both of these coaches.
    – EJ Manual as the top QB picked? Really? That guy? I knew this was a down year for QBs after a great one, but that is just crazy.
    – Top of the draft is OL/DL exclusively. Granted these are very important positions, but there wasn’t much skill in this draft. I suspect we won’t see many play makers coming out of this draft. I suspect this is a draft where many GMs wanted to trade down.
    – If you are a player, the NFL will find you. I saw a kid drafted from Elon and one drafted from some place like Eastern Oklahoma State. I firmly believe it is better to go to a MAC school and be a star than to go and be a tackling dummy at Alabama. I’d argue the same talent level would afford both opportunities.
    – I wouldn’t have touched Monte Ball with a 10 foot pole. RBs are all about carries and he’s about used up in my book. Wisconsin effectively wrecked that kid’s career (granted he was high volume in high school as well). That’s before taking into account that little altercation.
    – And most importantly, how many days until college football is here? Spectator sports are officially over for me.

  18. Gene 04/28/2013 at 8:16 AM #

    On the NCSU players drafted:

    (1) Amerson – I think he might be better off as FS. I think whatever weaknesses he showed as a CB last year will only be magnified in the NFL.
    (2) Glennon – upside is there. Mechanical problems can be coached out of him and he has a good work ethic to get better. Also, I think with an NFL work out program he can probably put on some weight and increase his arm strength, so he can get the ball out faster.
    (3) Earl Wolff – Hi risk/hi reward situation for him going to Philadelphia. Living near Philly, they’ve had gaping holes at safety for the last few years. He’ll have a shot (as a 5th round pick) to seriously compete for playing time and/or a starting spot. If he plays well he could be a long time starter or he’ll be a much maligned player, if he plays poorly, and they’ll be looking for his replacement next year.

  19. Tau837 04/28/2013 at 3:37 PM #

    “Glennon has a higher ceiling than RW”

    Completely disagree.

    I have never seen Glennon as being likely to be a starting caliber NFL QB. He is tall and has a strong arm. That’s really it for the positives. I guess you could say it’s a positive that he has a good work ethic, but that is simply a requirement for any QB who wants to succeed in the NFL. I guess you could say it’s a positive that he has no off field issues and has good character, but, again, that is to be expected.

    Meanwhile, he is not very athletic, he needs to add weight, his accuracy is below average, his decision making is suspect, he tends to panic under pressure, he has poor footwork, and he doesn’t seem to be a strong leader. That’s a lot to overcome. Some of that can be coached, but I’m not sure all of it can.

    I wish Glennon the best, as I do for all Wolfpack alums, and I hope he proves me wrong.

  20. tjfoose1 04/28/2013 at 5:10 PM #

    “‘Glennon has a higher ceiling than RW’

    Completely disagree.”

    Me too.

    I’ve seen nothing that would support that thinking , that Glennon’s ceiling is higher than RW’s, other than standard, inside the box, stereotyping.

    “RW, who bless his heart, is in the PERFECT system/team/coach.”

    No offense intended, and I realize you used the “IMO” caveat, but that is a ridiculous statement. The same can be said for almost any NFL player producing at a high level. As far as QB’s, a reasonable argument could be made to say that same thing about Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, Tom Brady, and Aaron Rodgers.

    It’s not the existence of the exactly right situation, it’s the absence of an abhorrently bad situation. A more accurate statement would be something like, “RW is fortunate he wasn’t drafted into an incompetent, close minded, dumb ass system/team/coach”.

    Any coach worth a damn is going to try to take advantage and utilize the skill set of his players to maximize their chances of success while minimizing their chances of failure. Do you think Pete Carroll would be running the same plays in the same pattern at the same frequency if Flynn were the starter?

    I’ve often wondered how many superstars and Hall of Famers would have had completely different careers had they been drafted to lesser coaches and/or different teams. How many players flamed out in a few years or otherwise had indistinguishable careers who otherwise would have been perennial Pro Bowlers if only they were not drafted by the dregs of the league at the time.

    Don’t agree? For extreme examples think Andy Reid and QB’s, or what Belichick has done with players such as Danny Woodhead, Matt Cassel (from never starting a college game to signing the largest 1-year contract for an offensive player in NFL history), Julian Edelman, Wes Welker, etc.

    It’s pretty safe to say that w/o Belichick 2 or 3 of those players never make an NFL roster, let alone produce at the levels they have. Wes Welker’s production certain changed once he left Miami for New England.

    Think Marino has the same career if the Colts had drafted him? How about Joe Montana if he was drafted by Tampa Bay? Or how about Brett Favre if he were drafted by the Falcons and never got to be coached by Holmgren… Oh wait… 🙂 Or to a lesser degree, compare John Elway’s career under Dan Reeves to his career under Mike Shanahan.

    One of the reason John Elway had all those 4th quarter comebacks is because his stubborn, close minded, “I don’t have an original thought in my body” coach refused to take advantage of his QB’s skills. This idiocy was exacerbated by the Bronco’s good but “smallish” defense (for a comparison to a team with a similar defense, think Indy’s defense in the Peyton years and contrast the offensive philosophy. Now note the difference in performance once they started playing w/o a lead in the season Peyton was out with injury).

    In what should seem very familiar to Wolfpack fans, Reeves would hamstring his QB until the game plan and coaching resulted in his team being behind late in games, then he’d finally have no choice but to unleash his QB.

    If Shanahan had been Elway’s coach much earlier in his career, Brett Favre would be #2 in a lot more categories of the NFL record book.

    “But Glennon could throw up gaudy passing numbers on a shitty team.”

    Far from it.

  21. wilmwolf80 04/28/2013 at 6:16 PM #

    Don’t get all the hate and vitriol for two of our own former players. No matter what you feel about what Amerson and Glennon did on the field for the Pack, this weekend is the time that you should be happy for these guys. Every player that NC State gets drafted and gets in the league helps our national presence and recruiting. Neither of these guys were perfect, they both had plenty of flaws, but they wore the red and white, and thus I will continue to root for them and hope for their success.

  22. tjfoose1 04/28/2013 at 6:42 PM #

    “Don’t get all the hate and vitriol for two of our own former players. ”

    Where do you see “hate and vitriol”? I see analyses projecting the likelihood and varying levels of success, but I see no “hate and vitriol”.

    Just because an honest and objective analysis isn’t full of only “rah rah’s”, sycophantic platitudes, fuzzy bunnies, rainbows, butterflies, and unicorns, doesn’t mean it is one of hate and vitriol.

    I could be wrong, but I don’t think there is a single poster here that doesn’t want all Wolfpackers to maximize, to the fullest extent possible, their post NC State success.

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