With the 2006 NFL draft now passed, the staff at Pack Pride will take a draft-like look at the prospects NC State is targeting for the class of 2007. We have researched the recruiting needs for the class of 2007 and the early names the Pack has targeted to meet those needs. We compiled all the information and came up with, who we believe to be, 20 of the most important recruits for 2007. We've ranked them in order based on talent and the Wolfpack's need at each position and will work backwards from No. 20 to No. 1. As always, the info provided in this report is solely the opinion of the staff at Pack Pride and is in no way connected with any actual recruiting board of the coaching staff at NC State. Today we highlight our pick for the Pack's 14th selection.
Pack Pride's pick as the No. 14 selection in the 2006 mock draft is... CB Dominique Ellis
5-11, 185 pounds, 4.6-seconds in the 40
East Wake High School, Wendell, NC
Scouting report: Dominique Ellis is a player that has been somewhat overlooked, perhaps partly due to the fact he transferred to East Wake High School from Georgia this year. Ellis has a perfect frame for cornerback and a tremendous attitude. His straight-line speed may be a concern but his lateral movement, quickness and change of direction are superb. Showed solid cover skills during the combine circuit this spring and more than held his own against some of the nation's best.
The lowdown: South Carolina was the first to jump on board with an offer but State quickly followed suit after seeing Ellis in action at camp. Per Ellis' father, UNC offered last week. One recent interview mentioned NC State as the current leader for Ellis and his father stated a decision could come in the not so distant future. However, it is unknown how an offer from UNC may affect his list of favorites.