By Matt Leon
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) – The Eagles have made a lot of moves this offseason to try and strengthen a secondary that has been a glaring weakness for the past couple of seasons. One of those moves was using a fifth-round draft pick to select safety Earl Wolff out of North Carolina State.
“It’s hit me (that he’s an Eagle), but I feel like once I get there, that’s when it’s really going to kick in,” Wolff tells KYW Newsradio. “So right now, I’m just enjoying everything, enjoying being an Eagle, just working out and preparing for next week.”
Wolff, listed at 5’11”, 209-lbs, had an outstanding career with the Wolfpack, setting a school record for games played (51) and games started (43). In four seasons, he notched 361 tackles and intercepted six passes. His eight career forced fumbles tie him for third on the school’s all-time list. He was a first-team All-ACC pick as a senior in 2012.
“I would say I’m a pretty versatile safety,” Wolff says. “I can play deep pass, I can play deep middle, I can come down in the box, play strong safety. I’m pretty versatile. I’m fast, physical, I’m a playmaker. The best thing about me, I’m going to give you everything I have each and every play. I play with passion, I play with energy, I just like to be around the ball. That’s the type of player I am . . playmaker.”