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Eric Ebron top tight end prospect in NFL draft

Most NFL analysts are predicting that North Carolina's Eric Ebron will be the only tight end selected in the first round of the draft. The 6-4, 250-pounder blossomed as a sophomore in 2012, catching 40 passes for 625 yards and four touchdowns while starting 11 of 12 games for the Tar Heels. Last season Ebron was named first-team All-ACC after recording 62 receptions for 973 yards and three TDs. (ChicagoBears.com)

The drafting of Gio

As far as instant gratification, it turned out to be one of the more productive draft picks in the history of the Bengals. At No. 37 in the top of the second round last year, they selected North Carolina’s Giovani Bernard and he bolted off the board to a club-record 56 catches by a running back while averaging 4.1 yards per 170 scintillating carries and earning a berth as a NFL Rookie of the Year finalist. (Cincinnati Bengals)

Regardless of draft fate, Bryn Renner optimistic about future

Bryn Renner isn’t likely to get selected during next week’s NFL draft in New York. But if you know Bryn Renner, you also know his draft fate alone won’t keep him from playing in the NFL. The former UNC quarterback hasn’t caught a decent career break since his days at West Springfield (Va.) High School, but nothing has overwhelmed him - not even a shoulder injury and surgery last season with the Tar Heels. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Meet Robert Quinn, the NFL's next great star pass rusher

I picked out 10 or so plays from Robert Quinn's 2013 season to watch with him on a big screen, and break down what he did on each play. The Rams kindly put together the cut-ups (plays) for him to dissect, sat us in front of a big screen and let Quinn do his thing with the clicker in hand. Quinn had 23 tackles for loss last season to lead the NFL. (CBS Sports)

Cunningham, Fedora Sound Off On New NCAA Food Policy

The NCAA’s new food policy will allow student-athletes across the nation to receive unlimited meals and snacks from their respective school’s athletic department. Recently, UNC Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham and Head Football Coach Larry Fedora weighed in on the subject. Cunningham says he’s worried about the feasibility of allowing schools to provide unlimited meal plans for their student-athletes. (Chapelboro.com)

Eric Ebron Pre-Draft Interview

What factors drove you to choose to play football at North Carolina? Eric Ebron: “They were the first to offer me. Actually, they offered me before I even played one snap of high school football. I came to camp and really connected to everything about it. And then I really wanted to play somewhere where my Mom could come see me play. In the end, I’m happy I made the right decision.” (Sports Glutton)

Turner's Take: Feeling a Draft

The wait is nearly over for some former Tar Heels looking to begin their professional careers. The 2014 NFL Draft begins on May 8, and Carolina is likely to be well-represented throughout the weekend. Nothing is certain until the names get called, but we thought it would be fun to take a look at 20 mock drafts from around the Internet. (GoHeels.com)

Draft Prep: Bryn Renner Q&A

Bryn Renner: "Shoulder’s doing great. I recovered quicker than expected, was able to participate in the combine—I actually played a great round of golf this morning. Recovery time is usually five to six months and I came back in about three and a half; I was able to go out to California and get a lot of great treatment out there and a lot of good training. So I’m definitely back to full health." (TD Daily)

UNC’s Kareem Martin No Tweener At 4-3 DE

Most project Kareem Martin to be a second or third round pick. He’s a rather clear-cut 4-3 defensive end, unlike many of the “tweener” pass-rushers in this year’s draft. He didn’t overwhelm anyone at the Senior Bowl, but his college production and massive 6-6 frame could land him with a team in the second round. (Dallas Cowboys)

Film Room: Zone Read

The Inside Carolina staff convened to review and discuss the film of the Spring Game. In this segment, Greg Barnes, Buck Sanders and Jason Staples discuss three clips of UNC's zone read play. (Inside Carolina)

Mystery, Excitement Surround Carolina Football

The UNC football team will enter the 2014 campaign with high expectations, largely thanks to an anticipated prolific offense with a bevy of returning scoring threats. But who will be leading Head Coach Larry Fedora’s patented up-tempo offense remains to be seen. Fedora says he’s pleased with the intense competition between both Marquise Williams and Mitch Trubisky for the starting job. (Chapelboro.com)

Golf Tournament Set To Benefit Morelli Family

A fund-raising golf tournament will be held on Friday June 27 at Catawba Springs Golf Course in Hickory with proceeds benefiting the daughter of long-time Tar Heel head football equipment and business manager Dominic Morelli. The event is being organized by Tar Heel Letterman Mark Sigmon (1984) through the Hearts and Hope Foundation Inc. Kaitlin Morelli has been receiving treatment for pleural mesothelioma. Organizers are also looking for a corporate event sponsors. (UNC Lettermen)

Odds and Ends: Man It's Quiet Around Here Edition

If you were wondering what the real reason for James Michael McAdoo's decision to turn pro, it may be because he got married. McAdoo tied the knot with UNC volleyball player Lauren Adkins on April 2nd which was a Wednesday and the day before his NBA Draft entry announcement. Adkins, whose Twitter account now reflects her married name, is a junior outside hitter. (Tar Heel Blog)

Carrboro High School football coach leaves for position at UNC

Carrboro High School football coach Jason Tudryn is leaving his position to take a position with the football team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Tudryn will serve as the director of high school relations for the Tar Heels' football team, he confirmed Tuesday afternoon. Carrboro opened its doors in 2007 and Tudryn has been there since it opened. (High School OT)

Casey Barth’s pro career alive and kicking, thanks to unexpected opportunity

Casey Barth traveled west recently to attend a kicking camp and, perhaps, make a few contacts that could eventually lead to a future pro football opportunity. He ended up with a full-time job and an unlikely reunion with an old friend. The former Hoggard High and North Carolina star agreed to a contract Monday to spend the rest of the season kicking for the Arizona Rattlers of the Arena Football League. (Wilmington Star News)

Football Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 38
Georgia Tech: 31
Sat, Oct 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Wake Forest
Sat, Oct 17, TBD Tickets

UNC vs. Virginia
Sat, Oct 24, TBD Tickets

UNC @ Pittsburgh
Thu, Oct 29, 7:00 ET ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Football Schedule

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