Posts Tagged ‘North Carolina’

As Eric Ebron solidifies status, Kareem Martin boosts stock

Representatives from 30 NFL teams — including offensive line coaches from the Cincinnati Bengals and Jacksonville Jaguars, tight end coaches from the Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers, and a defensive line coach from the Philadelphia Eagles — were on hand for North Carolina’s pro day on Tuesday. A total of 10 Tar Heels players worked out outdoors on FieldTurf. While tight end Eric Ebron solidified his first-round draft status, defensive end Kareem Martin elevated his draft stock at the pro day. Ebron (6-foot-4 1/4, 253) — Ebron ran the short shuttle in 4.57 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.49 seconds; neither time is impressive. He stood on the rest of his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine. […]

UNC’s pro day features two projected first-rounders

Representatives from 28 NFL teams gathered at North Carolina’s pro day on March 26, where 15 players worked out outdoors on FieldTurf.

The workout was held in 39-degree temperatures with a 15 mile-per-hour wind (the 40-yard dashes were run at first against the wind, and then a second time with the wind).

Coples rises again in North Carolina showcase

North Carolina’s pro day was held on March 20, outdoors on field turf, in front of representatives for 27 NFL teams.

Coples unfazed by criticism, appreciates high expectations

North Carolina’s Quinton Coples is considered by some to have the most to gain here at the NFL Scouting Combine, but the Tar Heels’ defensive lineman isn’t concerned about people who knock him for a lack of consistency or an overall drop in play in 2011.

Data Points: Unexpected ‘football factory’

With the 76th NFL draft in the books, it gives us one more chance to argue which schools are true “football factories.”

Lombardi: Austin has top-10 talent

If you’ve been hearing the name Marvin Austin during NFL draft discussions more frequently lately, you’re not imagining things.

Quinn, Little impress at large UNC pro day

A total of 18 players — including 12 who were at the NFL Scouting Combine — participated at North Carolina’s pro day on Thursday.

Burney stands out during the North practice

North Carolina cornerback Kendric Burney had a sensational session at the North’s morning practice Thursday.

Scheme plays a major role in evaluation process

One key thing to keep in mind for fans that closely track the draft process is how big a role scheme plays in a team’s evaluation. For example, when defensive back prospects are graded, there is much more that goes into that than just their physical ability.

Nicks puts on 14 pounds since NFL combine

Representatives from 28 NFL teams attended the University of North Carolina Pro Day, including four wide receiver coaches. Jets WRs coach Henry Ellard, who has been making the rounds at these pro days, was of course one of the coaches in attendance.

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