Local trio selected in final day of NFL draft
Posted April 27, 2013
As the final day of the NFL draft played out three more local athletes heard their names called, North Carolina State’s Earl Wolff, North Carolina’s Travis Bond and Duke's Sean Renfree.
Wolff, a 5-foot-11, 209-pound strong safety, was chosen Saturday with the 136th overall pick by the Philadelphia Eagles.
Wolff was a first-team All-ACC player as a senior. He had 19 tackles, two interceptions, and eight passes broken up.
He's considered a physical tackler and was a two-way star in high school, running for almost 1,000 yards as a senior.
The Vikings selected Bond, a 6-foot-6 and 329 pound guard, with the 214th overall draft in the seventh round. He weighed 372 pounds at the end of his junior year before slimming down for his final season with the Tar Heels.
Renfree, a 6-foot-3, 225-pound quarterback, was selected by the Atlanta Falcons in the seventh round with the 249th overall pick.
The Duke senior completed 297 of 442 passes for 3,113 yards, 19 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 2012.
Renfree provides needed depth at quarterback as he joins starter Matt Ryan and Dominique Davis. The Falcons likely will add another quarterback for training camp.
Renfree was a three-year starter at Duke. As a junior, he set the school record by completing 65 percent of his passes — 282 of 434 — for 2,891 yards with 14 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.
Several other area players signed free agency deals after the conclusion of the draft. NC State safety Brandan Bishop went to the Vikings and UNC kicker Casey Barth signed a free agent deal with Atlanta.