ACC position superlatives: NC State

The series resumes today with the strongest and weakest positions at NC State:

Strongest position: Wide receiver

Key returnees: Jarvis Williams, Owen Spencer

Key departures: None

The skinny: The six players listed on the depth chart heading into spring drills have combined to play in 155 games, starting 62, and have 230 catches between them. Williams had 11 touchdown receptions last season, tied for the third-best mark in school history, and Spencer set an ACC record with 25.5 yards per catch.

Weakest position: Running back

Key returnees: Curtis Underwood, James Washington

Key departures: Toney Baker, Jamelle Eugene

The skinny: For the first time since 2005, the Wolfpack doesn’t have anyone with starting experience at this position. Underwood, a redshirt junior, was redshirted last year to add depth to the position and it should pay off this season. Washington played in six games as a true freshman last year, and Brandon Barnes played in three as a redshirt freshman. Neither had more than 25 carries last year, though. Tom O’Brien is looking for somebody to step up and be “the guy” this spring.