Former Tennessee Volunteers safety Stephen Griffin is transferring to North Carolina State.
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Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer
The group of 24 quarterbacks who competed at the Elite 11 finals in Southern California over the weekend has been whittled down to 12 guys who will participate at The Opening in Oregon at the end of the month. Here's the full list of who was selected: Trevor Lawrence (Clemson), Justin Fields (Penn State), Tanner McKee (uncommitted), Jack Tuttle (Utah), Devin Leary (N.C. State), Tyler Shough (uncommitted), Cammon Cooper (Washington State), Quincy Patterson (Virginia Tech), Jarren Williams (Kentucky), Matt Corral (USC), Justin Rogers (TCU) and Dorian Thompson-Robinson (UCLA).
There are plenty of players in the ACC ready to make a leap in 2017, but Syracuse WR Ervin Philips and NC State DT Darian Roseboro are worth watching.
Bradley Chubb leads the way among Mel Kiper's senior defensive end prospects, while FB/TE Jaylen Samuels earns some recognition as well.
The run game has been the bread and butter of NC State's offense, but it's a bit of a question mark at this point.
While defenses could be historically strong in the ACC this fall, based on returning talent, the teams that buck that trend should be favorites.
NC State's stellar defensive front has other coaches on the schedule taking notice of a team that features 11 senior starters and a lot of optimism.
One of the nation's leaders in tackles for loss in 2016, Bradley Chubb could be among the first defensive linemen off the board in 2018.
With Dalvin Cook, Wayne Gallman, James Conner and other productive runners moving on, it's a changing of the guard at running back in the ACC.
Exciting young talent at Florida State and toughness in the trenches at NC State make them contenders in a loaded division.
While strong QB play got the ACC's headlines in 2016, the defenses, which feature some of the league's top stars, may generate a national buzz in '17.
If the Seminoles can find a few reliable receivers, they'll be tough to beat once again.
Matt Bowen ESPN Staff Writer
Safety Josh Jones is a good fit for Green Bay. He can play over the top as a 2-Deep safety, roll down or match up to TEs. 6-foot-1, 220 pounds with 4.41 speed and ball skills. Packers continue to upgrade the secondary after drafting CB Kevin King at No.33 overall.
Packers grab S Josh Jones
Green Bay maintained its focus on players in the secondary, taking N.C. State's Jones, who had 62 solo tackles last season.
Rob Demovsky ESPN Staff Writer
It's another defensive back for the Packers, who take N.C. State safety Josh Jones at No. 61. Eliot Wolf said they wanted to get more speed. Jones ran a 4.41 40-yard dash at the combine, while their first pick, cornerback Kevin King, ran a 4.43. Their secondary just got faster.
The ACC is chock full of strong pass-rushers, including DeMarcus Walker's former teammates at Florida State and NC State's Bradley Chubb.
NFL legend Randy Moss' son Thaddeus attended LSU's spring game Saturday and announced Sunday that he plans to transfer to the school from NC State.
Head coach Dave Doeren and NC State need more consistency on offense, which could hinge on the extremely versatile Samuels.
Thaddeus Moss, who caught six passes for 49 yards during his freshman season, will transfer from NC State.
The Patriots' historic comeback can be an example, Dave Doeren believes, to NC State in finishing strong -- something it didn't always do in 2016.
North Carolina legislators filed a new bill that would require UNC and NC State to exit the ACC should the conference boycott the state again.
NC State returns All-American candidate Bradley Chubb and three other senior starters on the D-line. Overall, eight defensive starters will be back for the Wolfpack.
North Carolina State tight end Pharoah McKever is transferring out of the program once he graduates this spring.