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UNC senior WR Quinshad Davis is "a potentially deadly red zone threat at the NFL level," wrote ESPN's David Hale.

He already fits that description at the collegiate level. The 6-foot-4, 205-pounder has 21 touchdowns in three seasons at UNC. "Last season was a minor step back for him, though, so he’ll need to be more consistent in 2015 if he wants to maximize his NFL opportunities," wrote Hale. He finished third on the Tar Heels with 41 receptions for 470 yards in 2014. Davis enters his senior campaign fifth in school history with 157 receptions.
Source: ESPN.com
May 17 - 6:09 PM

NFL.com's Chad Reuter calls North Carolina senior G Landon Turner an "absolute road-grader" who "will turn the heads of NFL general managers with his ability to move the line of scrimmage."

Reuter ranks Turner as the No. 8 senior prospect. "He's not too heavy-footed to protect the quarterback, either ... and when he gets beat, he'll work hard to finish the block," Reuter wrote. "Will he crack the top half of the first round, or go late in the stanza like Laken Tomlinson this year? It's too early to tell, but I'll have fun watching him try to climb the rungs of the draft ladder." Turner (6-foot-4, 325) is the best guard prospect in the nation heading into the year.
Source: NFL.com
May 11 - 9:25 PM

North Carolina LB Norkeithus Otis was not invited to the NFL combine.

The 6-foot-1, 235-pounder was graded as a possible sixth- or seventh-round pick prior to the season by TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, but the analyst wrote in November that Otis was a disappointment this season. The Tar Heels' "bandit" linebacker began the season on the Chuck Bednarik Award watch list, but a hamstring injury hobbled him for most of the year.
Source: CBS Sports
Feb 8 - 7:14 PM

Former Auburn HC Gene Chizik was named defensive coordinator at North Carolina.

A seemingly perfect fit between a coach looking to rebuild his brand and a defense that drew blood only from the eyes of spectators in 2014. North Carolina allowed 497.8 YPG -- ranking 120th in total defense -- and surrendered 39.0 PPG, 119th in the country. Chizik won the BCS national championship at Auburn in 2011, but was fired after the 2012 season when the Cam Newton-less Tigers promptly cratered. Chizik was formerly one of the game's most respected defensive minds.
Jan 19 - 7:20 PM

North Carolina senior LB Norkeithus Otis recorded three tackles in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

The Tar Heels' "bandit" linebacker began the season on the Chuck Bednarik Award watch list, but ended it in disappointment after suffering through a hamstring injury for most of the year. The 6-foot-1, 235-pound linebacker was graded as a possible sixth or seventh round pick prior to the 2014 season by TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, but the analyst wrote in November that Otis was a disappointment this season.
Jan 12 - 12:00 AM

UNC senior TE Jack Tabb caught two passes for 23 yards in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

The 6-foot-3, 250-pounder took over for Eric Ebron this season. Ebron led the Heels with 973 receiving yards in 2013, while Tabb unexpectedly fell off from that production, posting 26 receptions for 257 yards and three touchdowns this year. Tabb's combination of speed and strength could get him a Day 3 call.
Jan 11 - 5:21 PM

UNC senior TE Jack Tabb will play in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

Tabb comes from a military family, was born in Japan, and grew up all over the United States. He posted 26 receptions for 257 yards and three touchdowns this season. The 6-foot-3, 250-pounder's combination of speed and strength could get him a Day 3 call. Otherwise, he'll enter the NFL as a UDFA.
Jan 8 - 7:49 PM

UNC senior "bandit" LB Norkeithus Otis will play in Saturday's Medal of Honor Bowl.

This is a player in need of a strong postseason. Otis was on the Chuck Bednarik Award watch list to begin the year, but suffered through a hamstring injury for most of the campaign. The 6-foot-1, 235-pound linebacker was graded as a possible sixth or seventh round pick prior to the 2014 season by TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, but the analyst wrote in November that Otis was a disappointment this season.
Jan 7 - 7:54 PM

UNC junior WR Quinshad Davis sustained a fractured right tibia in last week's 40-21 Quick Lane Bowl loss to Rutgers.

He underwent successful surgery over the weekend to repair the damage in his leg and will miss spring practice. Davis finished third on the Tar Heels with 41 receptions for 470 yards. The 6-foot-4, 205-pound junior ranked second on the squad with six receiving touchdowns. Davis enters his senior campaign fifth in school history with 157 receptions, and tied for the school record with 21 career touchdown receptions. He's expected to be ready for next year's opener.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 01:41:00 PM

UNC freshman RB Elijah Hood is at "full strength" for the bowl game against Rutgers.

Hood was dealing with an undisclosed injury and missed the majority of the last six games. He is averaging a measly 3.5 yards per carry and four touchdowns with a long gain of 19 yards.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 12:40:00 PM

UNC sophomore WR Ryan Switzer is practicing leading up to the school's bowl game against Rutgers.

Switzer was dealing with concussion like symptoms. The slot receiver is one of the best in college football at playing his role and is also a threat as a returner.
Tue, Dec 16, 2014 11:52:00 AM

UNC junior QB Marquise Williams left Saturday's loss to NC State with a leg injury early in the second half.

Prior to leaving, Williams was 11-for-22 passing for 97 yards and ran for 11 yards while taking three sacks. He was injured on the final sack, as NC State's T.Y. McGill slammed Williams down early in the third quarter. Williams was carted off the field for evaluation, and a UNC spokesman said X-rays revealed no fracture of Williams' right ankle.
Mon, Dec 1, 2014 07:15:00 PM

UNC junior QB Marquise Williams "is playing the position better than anyone in the ACC, including the reigning Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston," NFL.com's Bucky Brooks believes.

Williams' huge second half -- he has accounted for 18 touchdowns (nine passing and nine rushing) in UNC's last five games -- have made him a hot name in the scouting community, which previously ignored him. "Williams has given the Tar Heels' offense a spark with his explosive skills as a dual-threat playmaker and helped the team become bowl eligible for the third straight season," Brooks wrote. "Although Williams' game isn't ideally suited for the NFL, the fact that he has accounted for 32 total scores in 2014 will certainly raise eyebrows in the scouting community."
Source: NFL.com
Tue, Nov 25, 2014 01:16:00 AM

UNC junior QB Marquise Williams is a prospect to keep an eye on next year, according to Scouts Inc.'s Kevin Weidl.

Williams completed 18-of-27 attempts for 276 yards and two touchdowns on Thursday in the win over Duke. He has improved his completion percentage by more than five percent this season, up to 63.4, but is taking too many sacks. Williams is also a running threat.
Fri, Nov 21, 2014 11:15:00 AM

North Carolina junior QB Marquise Williams completed 18-of-27 attempts for 276 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday's 45-20 upset win over Duke.

It wasn't even as close as the blowout score suggests. The Tar Heels controlled the game from the jump and led 38-7 midway through the third quarter. The defense was stellar, and so was Williams, who added 98 yards and a pair of scores on the ground. Williams isn't being discussed as an NFL prospect yet, but he's improving week by week. If that continues through the end of next season, he could be playing on Sundays in 2016.
Thu, Nov 20, 2014 11:52:00 PM


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