• • • Declared Underclassmen • • • 2015 Senior Bowl Preview • • • • • • NFL Games: • • • Miami 7 Cincinnati 22 (00:00 IN 4TH) • • • Indianapolis at Jacksonville (9:30 AM ET) • • • Tennessee at Houston (1:00 PM ET) • • • Cleveland at Washington (1:00 PM ET) • • • Seattle at NY Jets (1:00 PM ET) • • • Buffalo at New England (1:00 PM ET) • • • Carolina at Atlanta (1:00 PM ET) • • • Oakland at Baltimore (1:00 PM ET) • • • Detroit at Chicago (1:00 PM ET) • • • Denver at Tampa Bay (4:05 PM ET) • • • Los Angeles at Arizona (4:25 PM ET) • • • New Orleans at San Diego (4:25 PM ET) • • • Dallas at San Francisco (4:25 PM ET) • • • Kansas City at Pittsburgh (8:30 PM ET) • • • NY Giants at Minnesota (8:30 PM ET) • • • • • • • • • NCAA Games: • • • Connecticut 14 Houston 42 (FINAL) • • • Kansas 19 Texas Tech 55 (FINAL) • • • Stanford 6 Washington 44 (FINAL) • • • Toledo 53 BYU 55 (FINAL) • • • Rutgers at Ohio State (SAT, OCT 1 12:00 PM ET) • • • Baylor at Iowa State (SAT, OCT 1 12:00 PM ET) • • • Miami at Georgia Tech (SAT, OCT 1 12:00 PM ET) • • • Alcorn State at Arkansas (SAT, OCT 1 12:00 PM ET) • • • Texas at Oklahoma State (SAT, OCT 1 12:00 PM ET) • • • Florida at Vanderbilt (SAT, OCT 1 12:00 PM ET) • • • Notre Dame at Syracuse (SAT, OCT 1 12:00 PM ET) • • • Northwestern at Iowa (SAT, OCT 1 12:00 PM ET) • • • UCF at East Carolina (SAT, OCT 1 12:00 PM ET) • • • SMU at Temple (SAT, OCT 1 12:00 PM ET) • • • Georgia State at Appalachian State (SAT, OCT 1 12:00 PM ET) • • • Virginia at Duke (SAT, OCT 1 12:30 PM ET) • • • Buffalo at Boston College (SAT, OCT 1 1:00 PM ET) • • • Oregon State at Colorado (SAT, OCT 1 2:30 PM ET) • • • Ohio at Miami (OH) (SAT, OCT 1 2:30 PM ET) • • • Eastern Michigan at Bowling Green (SAT, OCT 1 3:00 PM ET) • • • Wisconsin at Michigan (SAT, OCT 1 3:30 PM ET) • • • Tennessee at Georgia (SAT, OCT 1 3:30 PM ET) • • • North Carolina at Florida State (SAT, OCT 1 3:30 PM ET) • • • Illinois at Nebraska (SAT, OCT 1 3:30 PM ET) • • • Navy at Air Force (SAT, OCT 1 3:30 PM ET) • • • Louisiana Monroe at Auburn (SAT, OCT 1 3:30 PM ET) • • • Tulane at Massachusetts (SAT, OCT 1 3:30 PM ET) • • • Northern Illinois at Ball State (SAT, OCT 1 3:30 PM ET) • • • Wake Forest at NC State (SAT, OCT 1 3:30 PM ET) • • • Akron at Kent State (SAT, OCT 1 3:30 PM ET) • • • Purdue at Maryland (SAT, OCT 1 3:30 PM ET) • • • Minnesota at Penn State (SAT, OCT 1 3:30 PM ET) • • • Kansas State at West Virginia (SAT, OCT 1 3:30 PM ET) • • • Texas A&M at South Carolina (SAT, OCT 1 4:00 PM ET) • • • San Jos? State at New Mexico (SAT, OCT 1 4:00 PM ET) • • • Oklahoma at TCU (SAT, OCT 1 5:00 PM ET) • • • Troy at Idaho (SAT, OCT 1 5:00 PM ET) • • • Utah at California (SAT, OCT 1 6:00 PM ET) • • • Old Dominion at Charlotte (SAT, OCT 1 6:00 PM ET) • • • Kentucky at Alabama (SAT, OCT 1 7:00 PM ET) • • • Memphis at Ole Miss (SAT, OCT 1 7:00 PM ET) • • • Florida Atlantic at Florida Intl (SAT, OCT 1 7:00 PM ET) • • • UTEP at Louisiana Tech (SAT, OCT 1 7:00 PM ET) • • • Middle Tennessee at North Texas (SAT, OCT 1 7:00 PM ET) • • • Rice at Southern Mississippi (SAT, OCT 1 7:00 PM ET) • • • Houston Baptist at Western Kentucky (SAT, OCT 1 7:00 PM ET) • • • South Florida at Cincinnati (SAT, OCT 1 7:00 PM ET) • • • Western Michigan at Central Michigan (SAT, OCT 1 7:00 PM ET) • • • Incarnate Word at Texas State (SAT, OCT 1 7:30 PM ET) • • • Marshall at Pittsburgh (SAT, OCT 1 7:30 PM ET) • • • Missouri at LSU (SAT, OCT 1 7:30 PM ET) • • • Louisville at Clemson (SAT, OCT 1 8:00 PM ET) • • • Michigan State at Indiana (SAT, OCT 1 8:00 PM ET) • • • San Diego State at South Alabama (SAT, OCT 1 8:00 PM ET) • • • Louisiana Lafayette at New Mexico State (SAT, OCT 1 8:00 PM ET) • • • Arizona State at USC (SAT, OCT 1 8:30 PM ET) • • • Oregon at Washington State (SAT, OCT 1 9:30 PM ET) • • • Utah State at Boise State (SAT, OCT 1 10:15 PM ET) • • • Wyoming at Colorado State (SAT, OCT 1 10:15 PM ET) • • • Fresno State at UNLV (SAT, OCT 1 10:30 PM ET) • • • Arizona at UCLA (SAT, OCT 1 10:30 PM ET) • • • Nevada at Hawai'i (SAT, OCT 1 11:59 PM ET) • • • • • •
Nate Irving

Nate Irving
NFL Draft Scouting Report

Inside Linebacker

North Carolina State


College Position: Inside Linebacker
School: North Carolina State
Grade: Senior
Height: 6-1
Weight: 231
Birthdate: 07-12-1988
Draft Projection: Third
Overall Rank: Unranked
NFL Draft Position (Rank): Inside Linebacker (3)

Draft Result

Drafted in the 2011 Draft by the Denver Broncos in Round 3 with the #3 pick.

Combine Results



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Strengths

  • Hard hitting inside linebacker prospect
  • A three down 'backer - equally adept at stuffing the run, rushing the quarterback and dropping into coverage
  • Displays excellent instincts - diagnoses plays, times blitzes well
  • Fluid in coverage
  • Great effort in pursuit - makes plays down the line
  • Versatility - experience playing inside and outside
  • Very sudden - good burst and acceleration
  • Gets downhill quickly and fills running lanes
  • Production - 92 tackles, 21.5 TFL, 7 Scks and 6 PBUs in 2010
  • Hard worker - overcame adversity to return to the field in 2010 after missing 2009 due to multiple injuries from a car accident
  • 2.5 year starter
  

Weaknesses

  • Durability - missed all of 2009 and part of 2008 due to injuries
  • Medical check - missed 2009 season as a result of a car accident including a compound fracture in his leg.
  • Undersized for an inside linebacker
  • Average speed and agility

News

2011 NFL Draft Recap: AFC West Grades - May 16 (Chris Maier)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: All In or Fold? - Apr 27 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: Inside Linebacker - Apr 22 (Fran Duffy)
2011 NFL Draft Preview: 10 Players Flying Under the Radar - Apr 20 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl Report Card: Recapping the Weeks Top Stories Includes Stock Up/Down (Chris Maier) - Jan 28 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: Walkthrough Notes - Jan 28 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: South Practice Day Four - Jan 27 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: South Practice Day Two - Jan 25 (Chris Maier & Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl: South Team Heights Weights and More - Jan 24 (Doug Lancy)
2011 Senior Bowl Preview: Who and What to Watch - Jan 22 (Chris Maier)
2011 Senior Bowl: Confirmed Players - Jan 6 (Chris Maier)
A Draftniks Guide to the Bowl Games: Week 2 (Dec 25 - 31) - Dec 22 (Chris Maier)

Mock Draft Results

Live Interactive Draft Coverage Pick Analysis

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