All six of the draft picks from N.C. State made their respective NFL rosters, with two rookies slated to start.
Quarterback Russell Wilson and guard J.R. Sweezy are expected to start for Seattle on Sunday in their opener at Arizona. Sweezy played defensive tackle in college but has moved to offense in the pros.
Defensive tackle Markus Kuhn played last night for the New York Giants in their season-opening loss to Dallas.
Receiver T.J. Graham (Buffalo), linebacker Audie Cole (Minnesota) and linebacker Terrell Manning (Green Bay) also made the 53-man roster for their respective teams.
"When you put six guys in the NFL, that says a lot about the coaches' evaluations and recruiting the right kids," N.C. State coach Tom O'Brien said Thursday.
To O'Brien's point, Wilson, Sweezy and Cole were rated as two-star recruits coming out of high school by Scout.com; Graham and Kuhn were given three stars and Manning was a four-star prospect.