2. NC State
NC State’s roster has loads of experience and future NFL talent — the ideal recipe. Dave Doeren and the Wolfpack return a ridiculous number of talented players on both sides of the ball.
This list of players includes, among others: LB Isaiah Moore, DT Cory Durden, DB Cyrus Fagan, DB Derrek Pitts, LB Payton Wilson, QB Devin Leary, DB Tanner Ingle and C Grant Gibson. Moore, Payton and Drake Thomas headline one of the nastiest linebacker groups in the country.
Most red zone drop backs with ZERO turnover worthy plays in 2021— PFF College (@PFF_College) February 14, 2022
🥇 Devin Leary – 52
🥈 Will Levis – 51 pic.twitter.com/h88XUFYHfw
Leary, a New Jersey product, completed 65.7 percent of his passes, while ranking inside the top five of the ACC in a variety of passing categories: yards (3,433), yards per game (286.1) and touchdown passes (35). Furthermore, Leary threw only five interceptions all season.
His 35 touchdown passes are a single-season program record, too, eclipsing previous passers like Philip Rivers, Russell Wilson and Mike Glennon.