STRENGTHS - One of the more aggressive safeties in this year's Draft, Wolff flies around the field and is always around the ball. His deceptively good playing speed gives him sideline range versus the run and in coverage. Quick attacking the LOS in run support, Wolff can be a strong and violent wrap-up tacklers when he stays over his feet and under control. He sifts through traffic well and uses hands to stays free from blockers/contact and has an explosive closing burst to the ball to finish plays. Reading the QB/Pass well helps him to plant, drive and close fast on passes in front of him. He has the ball skills to reach in front of potential receiver to break up pass and can time hit perfectly to break up pass right as it arrives. For such an aggressive safety, Wolff surprised me with his effective he was picking up receivers and tight ends in man coverage from 10 yards off alignment. Able to flip hips to turn and run when man closes cushion, he stays right on man's hip and consistently shows the ability to burst in front of man to break up pass. With his aggressive playing style, play in traffic and willingness to hit, Wolff will be a good coverage man on special teams in the NFL.
WEAKNESSES - Despite making many big plays, Wolff needs to become more consistent if he is going to become a starting safety in the NFL. While he picks up receivers and tight ends well in man coverage from off alignment, he did not line up near LOS over slot receiver in games evaluated, so he will need to prove he can handle that to be a high end coverage safety. Playing with such an aggressive mentality leads Wolff to bite on play action and pump fakes, which allows receiver/tight end to get behind him and catch passes. He must be more disciplined in coverage if he is going to be the last line of defense. Perhaps the most important job of a safety is to make the tackle at the back end of the defense when no one is left and Wolff needs to improve his tackling to be that guy. He has a bad habit of lunging/diving to try and make low/grab tackles, which leads to him missing more tackles than a good safety does.
SUMMARY - Not a player I was expecting much from when I began evaluating NC State, Wolff immediately grabbed my attention with his big hits and being around the ball constantly. Muscular and well built, Wolff looks the part of an NFL safety "on the hoof" and definitely has the strength to be a strong, physical hitter/tackler. Watching him fly around making blow up hits, I was surprised at how easily he could flip his hips to adjust in coverage and stay on man's hip. Overall, Wolff has not received the attention of some other safeties, but his athleticism, toughness, hitting and coverage ability give him the tools to be better than many of them. He will need a season or two as a backup, but I believe he can become a good all around starting safety in the NFL as long as he becomes more consistent wrapping up his tackles.