Oh gosh. It’s Earl Wolff. The coolest thing about this guy may have been his name. You would think a man with the name Earl Wolff was just born to play linebacker or safety in the NFL.
Then again, after receiving comparisons to Yeremiah Bell in his NFL.com draft profile, maybe Wolff had us all fooled to some degree. After tallying 36 total tackles, two sacks, and six picks in 52 games with the North Carolina State Wolfpack, things didn’t get off to a bad start in the “City of Brotherly Love”. He just got really unlucky in the years that followed.
This fifth-rounder racked up 45 total tackles with 37 solo stops to go along with a pick and five pass breakups in a solid rookie season before he stalled due to injury. After those injuries forced him to be waived by the Eagles in 2015, he saw three more runs on three different rosters. On two of them, including his final chance, he’d be released two more times because of injury.
It’s unfortunate, but that’s also life in the NFL sometimes. The Eagles were, however, fortunate enough to get a decent year out of him. Grade: D