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Something special about Mack Hollins, Eagles' fourth-round pick

Mack Hollins is a vertical threat who averaged 20.6 yards per catch for the Tar Heels. But he was also a special teams captain all four years he played at Chapel Hill. “The way I got on the field, I walked on there and special teams is how I got my opportunity to travel with the team. After my freshman year, I became a special teams captain and was captain all four years. (

Five Things To Know About Running Back Elijah Hood

The Oakland Raiders had one of the best rushing attacks in the NFL last season, and it only got better with the recent addition of running back Marshawn Lynch. The team added to its running back corps once again in the seventh round of the 2017 NFL Draft, selecting University of North Carolina running back Elijah Hood. Here are five things you should know: (Oakland Raiders)

Video: Surreal Weekend For Ryan Switzer

The Dallas Cowboys picked up a bunch of new fans over the weekend. A heapload of those fans reside in West Virginia. That's because the Cowboys scooped up former George Washington standout Ryan Switzer in the fourth round of the NFL Draft Saturday. It sent shockwaves all around the Kanawha Valley. View Video...

Audio: Bug Howard's Parents Celebrate

Bug Howard's parents, Lonnie and Veronica, join us minutes after the news fell that the Indianapolis Colts signed Bug Howard. Listen in to the raw emotions and reflections that this life-changing event packs. (

Arizona Cardinals get their speed in North Carolina RB T.J. Logan

There are certain traits coaches look for. When it comes to Bruce Arians, speed is at the top of the list. Therefore, it makes perfect sense that Arizona spent its second fifth-round pick, No. 179 overall, on North Carolina running back T.J. Logan. Logan, after all, posted the fastest 40-yard dash time at the Combine for a running back at 4.37 seconds, and the sixth-fastest time of all players. (Arizona Sports)

From Mentor to pupil: The rise of Bears QB Mitch Trubisky

When Mitch Trubisky was deciding whether to turn pro in January, he called Peyton Manning and Andrew Luck to pick their brains. Former UNC quarterback Bryn Renner, who hosted Trubisky on his recruiting visit, played alongside Manning, Joe Flacco, Philip Rivers and Ben Roethlisberger during his brief NFL career. “He’s cut of the same mold, the same cloth,” he said. (Chicago Sun-Times)

By drafting UNC’s Mack Hollins, Eagles upgrading top-ranked special teams unit

The Eagles place a heavier emphasis on special teams than most NFL teams, and Fipp’s units have been successful. That is partially why the Eagles' fourth-round pick (118th overall), North Carolina wide receiver Mack Hollins, interested the front office. “Special teams is really the way I got on the field,” Hollins said on a conference call Saturday. (Philly Voice)

Cowboys use fourth-round pick on Ryan Switzer: 'I think I'm the best returner in the draft'

The Cowboys used their fourth-round pick Saturday on Ryan Switzer, a 5-8 receiver who reminds them of one they already have. They hope he can provide juice in the return game, which they currently lack. Switzer, out of North Carolina, believes he can help. In fact, he has "Believe" tattooed on his inner lip, a photo of which took off on social media after he was selected. (Dallas Morning News)

Four Tar Heels Taken In Third Day Of NFL Draft

Four UNC Tar Heels were selected on the third day of the 2017 NFL Draft Saturday afternoon. Wide receiver Mack Hollins was selected by Philadelphia in the fourth round, wide receiver Ryan Switzer went to Dallas in the fourth round, tailback T.J. Logan was taken by Arizona in the fifth round and tailback Elijah Hood was picked by Oakland in the seventh round. (

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)

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