Class of 2010 Breakdown: Wide Receivers

Pack Pride takes an in-depth look at the signees at the wide receiver spot for the class of 2010.

Wide Receivers


- Tobias Palmer...5-11, 175 pounds...Georgia Military College

- Bryan Underwood...5-11, 170 pounds...Cleveland Heights High School, University Heights, OH

Did the Pack meet their needs based on sheer numbers and landing primary targets: A-

The Pack missed on: Justin Hunter (committed to Tennessee) Reggie Wilkins (UNC)

Pack had to work the hardest to land: Bryan Underwood

How many may the Pack target for the class of 2011: (1-2)

Position Breakdown (Note- the information here is solely the opinion of Pack Pride and should be considered for discussion purposes only)

Tobias Palmer

Strengths- Deceptively strong, Palmer doesn’t mind lowering his shoulder and delivering the blow. He has tremendous cutting ability and can make initial defender miss, making him a threat to turn simple passes into big plays. Also has good running back skills and could potentially get a look in the backfield. He gives State the quickness and play making ability that should improve the Wolfpack’s overall offensive threat.

Weaknesses- If he goes full time as a slot receiver, will need to learn and improve on route running skills. Palmer will need to add some size but two years in junior college have him very close phyisically.

Academics- Qualifier

Impact in 2010?- Whether he was a junior college transfer or not, Palmer would likely see action in either case. The Pack has several bigger receiving threats now but have been missing the guy that can take short passes and make plays with his athleticism. He’ll be an integral part of the NC State offense in 2010.

Bryan Underwood

Strengths- Almost a carbon copy of Palmer, Underwood is quicker than fast, has the ability to turn short completions into big plays, is very elusive and can make people miss. Underwood plays tough for his size.

Weaknesses- smallish right now, needs to get bigger to take on D-1 defenders, will need time to sharpen route running skills.

Academics- Qualifier

Impact in 2010?- Based on what he brings to the table it is conceivable he could see the field as a freshman. However, from a number’s standpoint it may be advantageous to redshirt Underwood, allow him to transition to the college game and then utilize him down the road.

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