Former NC State linebacker Nate Irving was chosen by the Denver Broncos with the third pick of the third round in the NFL draft, and he said in a recent teleconference that he was particularly eager to line up alongside the No. 2 overall pick in the draft, Von Miller of Texas A&M.
Irving said he expects to play middle linebacker, though he has no preference.
“I was looking at the earlier pick, and I saw Von Miller, and I’m just looking forward to getting out there and playing alongside him," Irving said. "With me in the middle and him on the edge, we could wreak some havoc on every offensive team in the league.”
Irving played in 34 games with 26 starts over three seasons with the Wolfpack. He finished his career with 233 total tackles, including 39.5 tackles for a loss of 149 yards, seven forced fumbles, three fumble recoveries, four interceptions, nine pass breakups and 11 quarterback pressures.