Packers 2012 NFL Draft – Fifth Round Pick: Terrell Manning, LB NC State

Packers fifth round draft pick Terrell Manning, LB NC State

Packers fifth round draft pick Terrell Manning, LB NC State

With their fifth round pick (163rd overall) in the 2012 NFL draft, the Green Bay Packers selected Terrell manning, a linebacker out of NC State. This pick had been traded on day 2 to the Patriots, but the Packers traded to get it back, giving New England their 6th (#197), 7th (#224) & 7th (#235)

Terrell Manning
NC State
6’2″ 237lbs


Despite averaging 76 tackles, 12.5 tackles for loss and five sacks in two starting seasons for the Wolfpack, Manning surprised many with his decision to leave after his junior season. While he’s athletic and possesses intriguing natural pass rush skills, Manning is also highly inconsistent. He also is a bit of a medical concern as he missed two games in 2011 with after undergoing minor knee surgery and redshirted the 2008 season due to knee injury suffered in high school a year earlier. With Manning there is upside to consider, however. When Manning returned from the knee injury in October, he went on to enjoy the most productive stretch of his career, twice being named the ACC Linebacker of the
Week (North Carolina, Maryland). He was a boom or bust player in these contests as well, however, as he was against Louisville in the Belk Bowl. Manning has obvious athleticism and appears to have the frame capable of bulking up. In an attacking scheme he has the physical skill-set to develop.


4.71 in the 40-yard dash…1.70 10-yard dash…2.69 20-yard dash…4.43 20-yard shuttle… 7.18 three-cone drill…32 ½-inch vertical jump…9’6” broad jump…Bench pressed 225 pounds 22 times…32 ¼-inch arm length…9 ¼-inch hands…75 ½-inch wingspan.