Scouting NC State: Defense

Posted: September 10, 2014 in Football

NC State will run their 4-3 set defense in this game and will challenge whoever is under center for the Bulls at quarterback. The Wolfpack have shown they can be run on and the Bulls need to take advantage of this during the course of the game. The NC State defense lines up in the 4-3 set but uses a 5-man defensive back grouping a lot with a nickel position spot being used.

Defensive line

At defensive end is senior Art Norman (6′ 254 lbs.) who has 7 tackles on the year. Behind him is sophomore Drew Davis (6’3″ 252 lbs.). At the other end spot is junior Mike Rose (6’3″ 271 lbs.) who has 6 tackles including 2 TFL (1 sack). Behind him is freshman Kentavius Street (6’2″ 287 lbs.). At the defensive tackle spot is senior Ty McGill (6’1″ 289 lbs.) who has 10 tackles with 2 TFL on the year. Behind him is senior Thomas Teal (6’1″ 296 lbs.) who has 4 tackles as a reserve. At the other tackle spot is sophomore Monty Nelson (6’2″ 312 lbs.) who has 9 tackles and a forced fumble. Behind him is freshman BJ Hill (6’4″ 300 lbs.) who has one tackle.

Linebackers

At the WILL spot is senior Rodman Noel (6’4″ 233 lbs.) who has 16 tackles with 1 TFL, 1 INT, and 2 PBU. Behind him is senior Brandon Pittman (6’2″ 236 lbs.). At the MIKE position is redshirt freshman Jerod Fernandez (6′ 224 lbs.) who has 20 tackles on the year. Behind him is freshman Airius Moore (6′ 220 lbs.) who has 2 tackles on the year.

Secondary

At the NICK (nickel) position is sophomore Dravious Wright (5’10” 206 lbs.) who has 18 tackles on the year. Behind him is junior Tim Buckley (6′ 197 lbs.) and sophomore Josh Sessions (6’2″ 220 lbs.). At corner is sophomore Jack Tocho (6′ 201 lbs.) who has 9 tackles and 2 PBU. Behind him is sophomore Niles Clark (5’11” 199 lbs.). At the other corner spot is junior Juston Burris (6’1″ 211 lbs.) who has 6 tackles on the year. Behind him is sophomore Charlie Twitty (5’9″ 189 lbs.) and redshirt freshman Malcolm Means (6’1″ 189 lbs.) who has 1 tackle on the year. At the free safety spot is junior Hakim Jones (6’2″ 205 lbs.) who has 21 tackles on the year. Behind him is freshman Germaine Pratt (6’3″ 230 lbs.) who has 3 tackles on the year. At the strong safety spot is redfreshman Josh Jones (6’2″ 212 lbs.) who has 10 tackles and 2 PBU on the year. Behind him is senior Jarvis Byrd (5’10” 190 lbs.)

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