Class of 2010 Breakdown: Defensive Tackle

Pack Pride breaks down the defensive tackles signed in the class of 2010.

Defensive Tackle


- Raynard Randolph...6-2, 325 pounds...Hargrave Military Academy, Brandywine, MD

- Thomas Teal...6-2, 315 pounds...Marlboro County, Bennettsville, SC

- Deion Roberson...6-3, 275 pounds...Tucker High School, Atlanta, GA

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

The Pack missed on: Bjoern Werner (Florida State), Mike Thornton (Georgia), Evan Hailes (Penn State)

Pack had to work the hardest to land: Thomas Teal

Most under-rated? Deion Roberson

Star in the making? Thomas Teal

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)

Raynard Randolph

Strengths- Randolph gets tremendous leverage and push from his lower body... moves well in a small area and is capable of eating up space on the interior, plays hard, and has the ability to collapse the pocket

Weaknesses- needs to improve flexibility, add quickness and continue to develop physically...must keep his weight under control

Academics- still working

Impact in 2010?- has a chance to contribute in 2010 but redshirt would probably be ideal

Thomas Teal

Strengths- Teal is a space eater who, when on his game, can dominate in the built like a fire hydrant and can be nearly impossible to move at the point of attack...shows the ability to move well in a confined space and should fit perfectly in the Wolfpack defensive scheme

Weaknesses- needs to work on stamina and conditioning....has a tendency to tire out...will need to work on staying on his feet.

Academics- unknown

Impact in 2010?- While a redshirt would probably be a best case scenario, it’s not out of the realm of possibility that Teal could see snaps somewhat to the same degree of Brian Slay this past year. He has the talent to give the Pack 8-10 solid plays a game if he can work himself into shape over the summer.

Deion Roberson

Strengths- Roberson has quick feet and impressive burst at the snap...he can dominate at the point of attack, and shows a good straight-ahead rush while doing a solid job of shedding blockers...Roberson possesses a lot of upside physically,

Weaknesses- Roberson missed his senior season and was out of football this past year so he will need time to get back in game shape...He is still recovering from an ankle dislocation so questions remain regarding his recovery... needs to work on technique and become an all-around defensive lineman

Academics- enrolled

Impact in 2009?- likely redshirt

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