Ickey Ekwonu will learn his NFL Draft fate tonight
He shouldn’t have to wait long.
B.J. Hill signs $30 million extension with Bengals; Jakobi Meyers gets $4 million deal for 2022
A couple former Wolfpack stars cash in
Carlos Rodon agrees to $44 million deal with Giants
Left-handed starter Carlos Rodón and the San Francisco Giants are in agreement on a two-year, $44 million contract that includes an opt-out after the first season, sources familiar with the deal tell ESPN.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) March 11, 2022
I'm sad that Carlos won't be back on the South Side but really happy that he's finally healthy and cashing in. He's earned it.
Ickey runs a sub-five 40 at the NFL Combine
6’4”, 310lb Ikem Ekwonu:— PFF Draft (@PFF_College) March 4, 2022
Clocks in at 4.97 pic.twitter.com/AorHS0AXRG
Among other things--like how it's not even uncommon for these dudes to run sub-five 40s--what's amazing about the best of the best linemen is how lean they look. Athletic freaks.
AJ Cole enjoys his day off at the Pro Bowl
Legend @AJCole90 pic.twitter.com/dD2sht2bVk— Taylor D. Adams (@TayDAdams) February 7, 2022
There were no punts in the Pro Bowl yesterday, so AJ Cole didn't have a lot to do. Seems like he made the best of it though.
BJ Hill and Germaine Pratt are headed to the Super Bowl
Rock the Baby, @BJHill5— Cincinnati Bengals (@Bengals) January 30, 2022
Watch on CBS | #BudLightCelly pic.twitter.com/F36Y3UBzSP
Also the rest of the Bengals are going to be there. And if you missed it yesterday, Hill made the above play on Patrick Mahomes, which ended up being pretty important.
Pack in the pros: NFL Playoffs edition
Several NC State alums saw action over the weekend.
Garrett Bradbury makes the head's up play of the week
Play Bradbury at TE immediately pic.twitter.com/bUVJUoSGCs— CJ Fogler AKA Internet #BlackLivesMatter (@cjzero) January 3, 2022
Now that's never giving up on a play right there.
Cat Barber signs 10-day deal with Hawks
The Atlanta Hawks are planning to sign guard Cat Barber on a 10-day hardship deal out of their G League affiliate College Park, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. The former McDonald’s All-American and NC State star gets NBA call after being undrafted in 2016.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) December 25, 2021
Hate the circumstances but it's nice to see the Cat Daddy finally get a cup of coffee. Cat played a couple of minutes against the Knicks on Christmas, finishing with an assist.
Will Richardson gets a fat guy touchdown for Christmas
Will Richardson living every offensive lineman’s dream of scoring a TD @Will_MadlyLoved #DUUUVAL— NFL (@NFL) December 26, 2021
: #JAXvsNYJ on CBS
: NFL app pic.twitter.com/0rwRM8UrEk
You see a lot of stories this time of year about the gifts quarterbacks get for their offensive linemen, but rarely will you see "a memory that lasts a lifetime" among said gifts. So kudos to Trevor Lawrence for thinking outside of the box by fumbling right at the goalline, thereby allowing Will Richardson to jump on it and score a TD in the process.
Alim McNeill gets his first NFL sack
First career sack for the rook, @AlimMcneill‼️#DETvsDEN | FOX pic.twitter.com/zJViCDK32t— Detroit Lions (@Lions) December 12, 2021
Congrats, young fella!
Nyheim Hines signs three-year extension with Colts
The former NC State standout becomes one of the 10 highest paid running backs in the NFL
Pack in the Pros - Late August Baseball Edition
NC State has 3 alums at the MLB level and 26 in the Minor Leagues
Philadelphia Eagles sign Cary Angeline
Roster Moves: Eagles have signed TE Cary Angeline and placed TE Jason Croom on Reserve/Injured. pic.twitter.com/4q7b61vesQ— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) August 22, 2021
Best of luck to Cary.
Kelvin Harmon cut by Washington Football Team
On the bright side, he’s free of a terrible organization!
Trea Turner shows off the wheels in impressive play
.@treavturner scores from first on a ball barely out of the infield. pic.twitter.com/XzLMBuOzFt— MLB (@MLB) August 8, 2021
The Angels got sloppy and Turner made them pay for it.
Trea Turner traded to Dodgers in blockbuster deal
BREAKING: The Dodgers are finalizing a deal to acquire star right-hander Max Scherzer and star shortstop Trea Turner from the Washington Nationals for a massive prospect haul, sources tell ESPN. The blockbuster of blockbusters is going to happen.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) July 30, 2021
My god, the Dodgers are not messing around.
Luca Tresh signs with Royals for $423k
17th-rder Luca Tresh signs w/@Royals for $423k ($298k counts vs pool). NC State C, ranked No. 101 on Pipeline @MLBDraft Top 250, right-handed power, plus arm, improving receiver.— Jim Callis (@jimcallisMLB) July 25, 2021
Looks like the Royals wanted Tresh pretty badly--he essentially received the bonus money of a fourth-round pick.
Team Wolf Blood falls in TBT debut, 74-65
The NC State alums didn’t have the firepower they needed in order to advance.
Carlos Rodon received a ring to commemorate his no-hitter
Special rings for an outstanding accomplishment. pic.twitter.com/XxeFXj7bu4— Chicago White Sox (@whitesox) June 2, 2021
[walking around with my extremely shiny new ring] ... "Hey, aren't you guys going to ask me about my ring?"
Ryan Finley cut by the Texans
The #Texans are releasing QB Ryan Finley, per me and @TomPelissero, on the heels of signing FA QB Jeff Driskel. Houston traded for Finley, but it was just a late-round pick swap. Now, an effective Finley/Driskel swap.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 24, 2021
After an extended stay of, uh, let's see here--two months! After two months with the Texans, Ryan Finley has been cut. A disappointing development for him but I'm sure he'll have other opportunities.
Some Eagles scouts less than thrilled about missing out on Alim McNeill
An understandable disappointment, frankly.
Go Bears @CalFootball pic.twitter.com/ln91DPthy1— Ben Finley (@bfin_5) April 27, 2023
1000% Committed #GoPack #GoWolfpack @PackFootball pic.twitter.com/FFHIHV3CMN— Jayden “Duke” Scott (@Dukescott34) April 19, 2023
NEWS: Arizona State, BYU, and NC State will headline the 2023 Wooden Legacy in Las Vegas, according to multiple sources.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 17, 2023
The 4th team is currently TBD.https://t.co/GyaMr3DTi9
Former Kansas guard MJ Rice will be on campus at NC State Saturday to meet with Kevin Keatts.— Jason Jordan (@JasonNCJordan) April 13, 2023
In the process of setting up a meeting with Pitt and Jeff Capel as well.
Potential for others.