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An NFC executive says UNC redshirt junior QB Mitch Trubisky is a top-10 pick.

"Accurate, good vision, athletic, tough … I think he’s a Top 10 pick," said the exec. Another NFC exec agreed with the sentiment in theory, saying Trubisky has the "accuracy and overall arm talent" to go that high. NFL.com analyst Bucky Brooks compared Trubisky to Chiefs QB Alex Smith last month and colleague Daniel Jeremiah comped him to former Kansas City QB Trent Green. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound Trubisky has 3,468 passing yards with a 28/4 TD/INT ratio on about 70 percent completions.
Source: MMQB
Nov 28 - 2:22 PM

UNC junior RB Elijah Hood rushed for 56 yards on 11 carries in Friday's 28-21 loss to NC State.

NC State built up a 21-7 halftime lead and extended it to 28-7 by the end of the third quarter, making this game one that wasn't particularly suited to a run-heavy approach for the Tar Heels. The 6-foot, 221-pound Hood has just three 100-yard games to his fair name this year. Maybe because he has received more than 15 carries in a game just twice this season. Hood rushed for 1,463 yards in 14 games last season, scoring 17 touchdowns along the way. He will fall considerably short of both marks in 2016. Indeed, Hood needs 142 yards rushing in UNC's bowl game just to hit 1,000 yards for the current campaign.
Nov 25 - 5:38 PM

UNC redshirt junior QB Mitch Trubisky completed 23-of-38 passes for 280 yards and three touchdowns in Friday's 28-21 loss to NC State.

Trubisky flashed the arm talent that makes him a potential first-round selection in this spring's draft (should he declare), but by no stretch of the imagination was he perfect on Black Friday. He would log just one touchdown pass through the first three quarters and while he hit on a pair of scores in the fourth quarter -- including a breathtaking 48-yard drop-it-in-the-bucket deep strike to Bug Howard -- he also missed on a pair of throws that would have extended would-be game-tying drives. Trubisky wraps up his 2016 regular-season campaign having thrown for 3,468 yards with a 28/4 TD/INT ratio. North Carolina will now await their postseason bowl assignment.
Nov 25 - 4:05 PM

UNC senior WR Ryan Switzer caught 13 passes for 171 yards and a touchdown in Friday's 28-21 loss to NC State.

The Tar Heels had issues denting the scoreboard for much of the game. Switzer's four-yard touchdown grab in the second quarter would give them their only points through the first three quarters. The offense revved to life with another 14 points in the fourth quarter, but they would draw no closer than the 28-21 final. For his part, Switzer notched his third game with double-digit receptions this season. This was his first game of more than 100 yards receiving since he went off for 158 yards against Florida State on October 1.
Nov 25 - 3:53 PM

UNC redshirt junior QB Mitch Trubisky completed 24-of-33 passes for 297 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions in Thursday's 28-27 loss to Duke.

Trubisky started the game out well enough, anyway, connecting with Thomas Jackson and Bug Howard for first-quarter touchdowns. He would throw one more in the second quarter. While the 6-foot-3, 220-pound redshirt junior was intercepted twice by the Blue Devils, he has been picked off in just one other game this season. For the campaign as a whole, Trubisky has passed for 3,004 yards with a 22/4 TD/INT ratio over the course of 10 contests completed. Two of his last three games have seen him throw for three touchdowns.
Nov 11 - 2:44 PM

UNC redshirt junior QB Mitch Trubisky threw for 329 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 35-14 victory over Georgia Tech.

He added 44 yards and a score on the ground, showing off his underrated athleticism. We return to the subject of Trubisky's draft stock, an oft-discussed topic in the NFL community at the moment. Earlier this week, ESPN's Todd McShay wrote that he'd advise Trubisky to return to school after this season to work out the kinks. "There's a lot to like: He has good size (6-3, 220) and solid mechanics, and he shows the ability to get good velocity on vertical/deep-out throws," he wrote. Heels HC Larry Fedora has told the media that he doesn't want Trubisky thinking about the draft.
Nov 5 - 4:25 PM

UNC junior RB Elijah Hood rushed for 168 yards and three touchdowns on only 12 carries in Saturday's 48-20 win over Georgia Tech.

What a strange individual game. Hood had run for 114 rush yards on only seven carries late in the first quarter, and UNC didn't use him much from there on out despite nursing a lead throughout. Hood, as always, did facilitate space that opened up opportunities for Mitch Trubisky and the passing game. No. 18 North Carolina (7-2, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference, No. 21 CFP) plays at rival Duke on Thursday night.
Nov 5 - 4:18 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay says he'd advise UNC redshirt junior QB Mitch Trubisky "to return to school for his senior season."

"There's a lot to like: He has good size (6-3, 220) and solid mechanics, and he shows the ability to get good velocity on vertical/deep-out throws," he wrote. "With 18 TDs versus just two interceptions, Trubisky has also been a very sound decision-maker this season." Trubisky has been getting so much hype recently that Heels HC Larry Fedora told reporters this week that he doesn't want his star prospect focusing on the draft prior to the close of the season.
Nov 2 - 6:57 PM

UNC HC Larry Fedora indicated that he does not want redshirt junior QB Mitch Trubisky focusing on draft buzz prior to the close of the 2016 season.

"I'm going to expect a kid to be mature enough to handle it just like he was after the Georgia game [in the opener], [when] nobody said he could play," Fedora said, "...[s]o you didn't pay attention to it then, you don't pay attention it now. Then we'll see what happens at the end of the season, we'll address it at that point." Through eight games, the 6-foot-3, 220-pounder has thrown for 2,378 yards (71.2% completions) with an 18/2 TD/INT ratio. Earlier this autumn, NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah wrote that Trubisky possesses "tremendous size and an NFL tool set."
Oct 31 - 3:05 PM

UNC senior WR Ryan Switzer had eight catches for 72 yards in Saturday's win against Virginia.

Switzer and Bug Howard were zeroed-in on by QB Mitch Trubisky, who is making his way in a post-Mack Hollins (collarbone) world. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound Switzer posted only 19 yards in the past two games but had 14 catches for 158 yards against FSU on Oct. 1 and a 16-208-1 line against Pitt the week before that.
Oct 26 - 2:37 PM

UNC redshirt junior QB Mitch Trubisky completed 24-of-30 passes for 310 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday's 35-14 victory over Virginia.

This was the fourth time during UNC's 6-2 start that Trubisky reached or exceeded three pass scores. He now boasts a sterling 18/2 TD/INT rate on better than 70-percent completions and nearly 8.5 yards per attempt. In Dane Brugler's most recent mock draft, he slotted Trubisky No. 4 overall to Chicago. NFL.com's Bucky Brooks comps Trubisky to Alex Smith.
Source: CBS Sports
Oct 22 - 6:49 PM

UNC junior RB Elijah Hood rushed for 107 yards and a touchdown on 16 carries in Saturday's 35-14 win over Virginia.

The 6-foot, 221-pounder also had two catches for four yards. Hood's scoring jaunt, his No. 26 career touchdown run, places him ninth in school history. It has been somewhat of a trying campaign for Hood, but he's been struggling through the aftermath of a concussion suffered against FSU.
Oct 22 - 6:44 PM

North Carolina junior WR Johnathan "Bug" Howard collected seven receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's win over Virginia.

Bug, who wore the number 13 in honor of injured receiver Mack Hollins, was fresh off of a 10-156-0 line against Miami. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound Howard, the most athletic and largest known insect on Planet Earth, is developing explosive chemistry with new starting QB Mitch Trubisky after he didn't catch more than three balls in any of the first three games.
Oct 22 - 6:39 PM

North Carolina freshman LB Jonathan Smith will miss the remainder of the 2016 season after undergoing foot surgery on Thursday.

Smith broke his foot during the practice week leading up to UNC's 34-3 loss to Virginia Tech. Prior to that sidelining, the 6-foot-1, 230-pounder had recorded one tackle in five games. His loss leaves the Tar Heels thin at middle linebacker behind starter Andre Smith.
Oct 21 - 12:56 PM

North Carolina redshirt senior G Caleb Peterson will undergo back surgery on Friday.

Peterson is expected to miss the remainder of the 2016 campaign. Dr. Andrew Dossett will be performing the surgery on the 6-foot-5, 300-pounder. His back injury has kept him out of action each of UNC's last two games. The redshirt junior had started 30 contests in a row prior to suffering his season-ending setback. Tommy Hatton and Nick Polino could see additional time along the line with Peterson out.
Source: ESPN.com
Oct 21 - 12:15 PM


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