What can Jonathan Cooper be for the Cowboys?Jonathan Cooper is a player who has started 14 games in his three seasons and still has some of the ability that he flashed at North Carolina. Cooper still has the ability to be a solid if not good starting offensive lineman in the NFL, and playing between the likes of Tyron Smith and Travis Frederick in Dallas will only help Cooper be more effective. (FanRag Sports)
Video: Walk 2 the House! with Mitchell Trubisky,T.J. Logan, Bug HowardCover32 continues their Path 2 the Pros coverage of our 2017 Spotlight School, the University of North Carolina. We took a Walk 2 the HOUSE! with QB Mitchell Trubisky, combine-fastest RB T.J. Logan, and the quick-witted and clutch performing WR Bug Howard.
Dre Bly To Enter Virginia Hall of FameFormer Tar Heel All-America cornerback Dré Bly will be inducted into his home state of Virginia's Sports Hall of Fame April 29. Bly, who was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2014, was recruited by Virginia as a receiver and by Virginia Tech as an all-purpose “athlete.” UNC coach Mack Brown thought Bly’s best position was cornerback, and was quickly proven right. (UNC Lettermen)
Five non-QB position battles to watch in the ACC: UNC wide receiverWhat ESPN said: Austin Proehl should fit nicely in the slot, and while expecting him to replicate Ryan Switzer’s production is a lot to ask, he’s at least a known commodity. Outside of that, however, UNC has some big question marks, and finding receivers to match up on the outside with bigger corners is a concern. The best bet might be Jordan Cunningham, a one-time recruiting star who transferred from Vanderbilt in 2015. (Carolina Blue)
Nazair Jones reflects on Pro Day, Draft StockUNC hosted its Pro Day workout Tuesday where a plethora of Carolina football players showcased their skills in front of scouts from all 32 NFL teams, and for defensive tackle Nazair Jones, it's been a long time coming. "It's been really a dream come true," Jones told the media after his workout. "Before the season, my goal was to be in this situation." (Carolina Blue)
3 takeaways from UNC football's NFL Pro Timing DaySeventy-five scouts attended North Carolina’s pro day on Tuesday. In addition, SportsCenter and NFL Network had camera crews at Navy Field to document the action. Many were there for quarterback Mitch Trubisky but stayed to watch defensive tackle Naz Jones, defensive end Mikey Bart, running back T.J. Logan and others. This follows the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. (Daily Tar Heel)
Trubisky takes more steps in draft processDuring the process leading to the NFL Draft, Mitch Trubisky hasn’t answered all questions with glowing self-endorsements. The strangest question fielded from NFL teams: “How good are you at doing the Nae Nae?” On a scale of 1 to 10, Trubisky says he rates a 2. His grades appear much higher as he strides toward this spring’s draft day. (Burlington Times News)
Woody Durham to Receive Lindsey Nelson Broadcasting AwardLegendary North Carolina play-by-play announcer Woody Durham is this year’s recipient of the Lindsey Nelson Broadcasting Award. The award presentation will be held Saturday, April 22, in Knoxville, Tennessee. Durham served as the play-by-play announcer on more than 1,800 UNC football and men’s basketball broadcasts and is a member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame. (Tennessee Athletics)
Video: ESPN NFL Insiders Break Down Mitch Trubisky's Pro DayWatch highlights and interviews of former North Carolina quarterback Mitch Trubisky as ESPN NFL Insiders Todd McShay and Mel Kiper break down what they saw from Trubisky on Tuesday at UNC's annual Pro Day.
Brandon Tate feels great to be back with BillsFor Brandon Tate, free agency was a longer and more drawn out process than he had hoped. The ace return man confessed that it was nerve wracking for him, but after finalizing that process Monday and re-signing with the Bills he couldn’t be happier. “Oh man, it is a blessing to be where I am at,” said Tate. “Just hard work, dedication and one day at a time.” (Buffalo Bills)
Mitch Trubisky Answering Lingering QuestionsThe question that has been asked of Mitch Trubisky the most by NFL personnel since declaring for the draft in January is the same one that has plagued observers of the UNC program for years: why did a potential top-10 NFL draft pick only start 13 games in college? It’s a fair question. Lost in the inquiry is an understanding of UNC’s team dynamics in the fall of 2014. (Inside Carolina)
Video: North Carolina wideouts poke fun at TrubiskyNorth Carolina wide receivers Bug Howard, Ryan Switzer and Mack Hollins are close to their quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, so the receiving trio joins Matt Barrie to rib Trubisky before North Carolina's pro day on Tuesday.
Mitch Trubisky helps himself at pro dayNFL Network draft expert Mike Mayock: "Mitch Trubisky I thought had a really solid day. The 68 plays scripted by his quarterback coach Ryan Lindley showed off his footwork and movement skills. He's a timing thrower, he's an anticipatory thrower, and he can really move, left or right. I thought he had a really good day and I think he helped himself." (NFL.com)
Mitch Or Mitchell, It Doesn't Matter To TrubiskyMitch Trubisky or Mitchell Trubisky, to whom does the name matter? If you ask Trubisky, he says it matters greatly to his mother, and that’s good enough for him. But, to the former UNC quarterback, who is expected to be the first player at his position taken in the NFL draft, it really doesn’t matter. “Mitch or Mitchell, you guys are welcome to use either one,” Trubisky said. (Tar Heel Illustrated)
UNC Football Receives Program Exposure on Pro DayNorth Carolina’s Pro Day on Tuesday, complete with all 32 NFL teams represented and a live NFL Network broadcast, was an event some five years in the making. This is the vision Fedora had when he arrived at UNC in December 2011. It’s the culmination of the early years of his program building, and it serves as a benchmark for what he wants moving forward. (Inside Carolina)
|(16) Virginia Tech||6-3||10-4|
|(8) Florida State||5-3||10-3|