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Big risk Mitchell Trubisky could be answer at QB for Bears

Mitchell Trubisky was North Carolina’s starter for just one season, and now he’ll focus on becoming the starter eventually for the Chicago Bears, after being selected with the No. 2 pick in the 2017 draft. The Bears traded up from the third overall pick to get him. Trubisky is expected to sit and learn behind Mike Glennon, whom the Bears signed in free agency. (SB Nation)

Raiders’ Elijah Hood brought to tears at thought of playing with Marshawn Lynch

The Raiders are just three days removed from signing Marshawn Lynch to be their powerful new running back. But in the seventh round of Saturday’s NFL Draft, they added another bruiser in North Carolina’s Elijah Hood, who was brought to tears by the idea of playing alongside Lynch. “I couldn’t imagine something like that,” Hood. (San Jose Mercury-News)

Elijah Hood Drafted by Oakland Raiders in 7th Round

The Oakland Raiders have selected former North Carolina running back Elijah Hood No. in the 7th round of the 2017 NFL Draft. Hood had a huge sophomore season in 2015, rushing 219 times for 1,463 yards and 17 touchdowns. He averaged 6.7 yards per carry. Hood took a step back as a junior in 2016 with 145 carries for 858 yards and eight scores. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Emotional Ryan Switzer Gets The Call From Jerry Jones

Former North Carolina wide receiver Ryan Switzer is overcome with emotion as he gets the call of a lifetime from Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones letting him know that he's been drafted by the Cowboys in the 4th round of the 2017 NFL Draft. (Dallas Cowboys)

T.J. Logan Drafted by Arizona Cardinals in 5th Round

The Arizona Cardinals selected former North Carolina running back T.J. Logan with the No. 179 overall pick in the 2017 NFL Draft. It is the No. 36 pick in the 5th round. Logan capped his Tar Heel career with a big senior season. In 2016, the Greensboro native carried the ball 120 times for 650 yards and seven touchdowns. He added 29 catches for 244 yards and three scores. (Carolina Blue)

How 4th-Round Pick Ryan Switzer Fits Into A Deep Cowboys Receiving Group

The Cowboys kept their entire 2016 receiving group intact by re-signing starter Terrance Williams and reserve Brice Butler in March. Dez Bryant and Cole Beasley are fixtures in the passing game for quarterback Dak Prescott. Ryan Switzer’s best chance to contribute is in the return game, where he would compete with third-year wideout Lucky Whitehead. (Dallas Cowboys)

Mack Hollins highlights and scouting report, Eagles' 4th round pick in 2017 NFL Draft

The Eagles selected UNC receiver Mack Hollins with the 118th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft on Saturday. Hollins, 6-foot-4, 221 pounds, caught 81 catches for 1,667 yards and 20 touchdowns during his four seasons at UNC. Even though Hollins' 40-yard dash time, 4.53 seconds, isn't blazing, he was a deep threat during his time at UNC. (

Ryan Switzer Drafted by Dallas Cowboys in 4th Round

UNC wide receiver Ryan Switzer was drafted with the No. 27 pick in the fourth round by the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday. Switzer set UNC records for career receptions, career receiving yards and single-season receptions. The four-time All-ACC performer also holds the ACC record for career punt returns for touchdown and UNC records for career punt return yards and touchdowns. (Inside Carolina)

Mack Hollins Drafted by Philadelphia Eagles in 4th Round

The Eagles finally drafted a weapon for Carson Wentz. With their first of two fourth-round picks (No. 118), the Eagles selected North Carolina wide receiver Mack Hollins. Hollins (6-4, 221 pounds) was actually one of the prospects Wentz worked out with while in California earlier this offseason. While Hollins is a big receiver, he still ran a 4.53 at the combine. (CSN Philly)

6 things about Mitch Trubisky: From being OCD to his beat-up old car

Mitch Trubisky smiled when talking about his car. "So my 1997 Toyota Camry, handed down from my grandmother, I think I got that in my freshman or sophomore year in college,” he said. “Yeah, that's my car. It's got 170,000 miles on it so it can still move pretty well, get me from point A to point B." Trubisky added he has no plans yet to upgrade. (Chicago Tribune)

Country singer Chase Rice returns to his roots in Chapel Hill

Country music singer and former University of North Carolina football player surprised fans in Chapel Hill earlier this week with a concert at a popular college spot. After his impromptu performance, he posted a video online thanking the college town on the Hill. A last-minute tweet alerted his fans in Chapel Hill to make their way towards Franklin Street for his surprise show. (ABC 11)

3rd-round DT Nazair Jones overcomes rare illness to join Seahawks

Nazair Jones became the second defensive tackle drafted by the Seahawks on Friday, with Seattle using the 102nd overall pick to acquire the 6-foot-5, 304-pound North Carolina Tar Heel. As a senior, Jones recorded a career-high 70 total tackles, 2.5 sacks and three pass breakups. His long arms (34? inches) and strong hands (10? inches) are what impress most. (Seattle Post-Intelligencer)

Nazair Jones Drafted By Seattle In Third Round

University of North Carolina defensive tackle Nazair Jones was selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the third round (102nd overall) of the 2017 NFL Draft Friday evening. Jones is the 14th defensive lineman from North Carolina selected in the NFL Draft over the last 15 years. He is the first defensive tackle from UNC selected since Sylvester Williams was Denver's first round pick in 2013. (

Video: Path 2 the Pros - DT Naz Jones gets Defensive

There is more to former North Carolina defensive tackle Naz Jones than meets the eye. And that's saying a lot, because he is an eye full of dominating football player. Watch and listen to what he had to say fresh out of his UNC Pro Day, about his charitable organization, his strengths, and his style of comedy. (

Video: Chase Rice - Going Home

Country music artist and former Tar Heel linebacker Chase Rice talks about coming home to Chapel Hill on his recent visit and what his time at North Carolina has meant to him both personally and professionally. View Video...

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