Photo of Terrell Manning
Drafted By: Packers

Combine Results

Grade
75.2 ?
  • 4.79 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 22 REPS
    Top Performer
  • 32.5 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 114.0 INCH
    Top Performer
  • 7.18 SEC
    Top Performer
  • 4.43 SEC
    Top Performer

Draft Analysis:

Bucky Brooks' take: Manning is an underrated playmaker with big-time talent. He started to flash dominant ability near the end of the season, and could quickly outperform his draft status in Green Bay.

  • 6'2" Height
  • 32 1/4" Arm Length
  • 237LBS. Weight
  • 9 1/4" Hands

Overview

Manning skipped his senior year at N.C. State after two years as a starter. He had some knee injuries, but was durable enough to not miss significant game time. He has prototypical size for the position in a 4-3 defense, and has displayed the pass rushing skills to potentially put on weight and work that position in a 3-4 scheme. He is a run-first defender and has some slight issues in coverage, so it's likely 3-4 defenses could find more value in his skills as an edge-setter and rusher. He carries fourth-round value because of his competitiveness, demeanor and skill set to be a special teams contributor.

Analysis

Strengths

Manning reads and works off the movements of offensive linemen well. He excels as a run defender where he has the strength hold his ground and keep plays inside of him, or rework back out to run down ball carriers. He takes on blocks well and shows obvious strength when shedding them. He is aware of his size and keeps himself clean of blocks consistently, and is a physical player who can maul tight ends when aligned over them to disrupt their timing. He has a good short area burst to close on the ball and displays the body control to keep his feet churning. He is productive in the backfield, with four sacks and 12 tackles for loss in 2011.

Weaknesses

Manning has a decent frame but could have trouble getting the same type of production as an edge rusher at 230 pounds in the NFL. He doesn't show the same burst when chasing down runs to the outside that he does in short areas in the backfield, and he will have trouble keeping faster runners inside. He is only average in both zone and man coverage, and often looks stiff in his hips.
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Grade Title Draft (Round) Description
96-100 Future Hall of Famer Top Pick A once-in-a-generation type prospect who could change how his position is played
85-95 Immediate Starter 1st An impact player with the ability/intangibles to become a Pro Bowl player. Expect to start immediately except in a unique situation (i.e. behind a veteran starter).
70-84 Eventual Starter 2nd-3rd A quality player who will contribute to the team early on and is expected to develop into a starter. A reliable player who brings value to the position.
50-69 Draftable Player 4th-7th A prospect with the ability to make team as a backup/role player. Needs to be a special teams contributor at applicable positions. Players in the high range of this category might have long-term potential.
20-49 Free Agent UDFA A player with solid measurables, intangibles, college achievements, or a developing skill that warrants an opportunity in an NFL camp. In the right situation, he could earn a place on a 53-man roster, but most likely will be a practice squad player or a camp body.

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