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Tar Heels News 11/3/16: Mitch Trubisky could be the draft’s best quarterback

Looking ahead to the 2017 NFL Draft; UNC performing well on third down

NCAA Football: North Carolina at Virginia Amber Searls-USA TODAY Sports

ESPN | Pat McManamon: As has been the trend of late, Mitch Trubisky’s name is still getting thrown around when discussing early looks at the 2017 NFL Draft. Despite the fact that Trubisky only has eight collegiate starts to his name, he’s widely regarded as the most pro-ready quarterback that will be available.

Inside Carolina | Greg Barnes: UNC has been rolling on third down, ranking 20th nationally. Their upcoming opponent in Georgia Tech is last in the ACC at defending third down conversions. As good as the Heels have been in that regard, there is still room for improvement and that improvement could certainly come this weekend against the Yellow Jackets.

Campus Rush | Lindsay Schnell: Thomas Jackson, a former walk-on, got his magic moment this season when he helped lead the Tar Heels to a victory in Tallahassee. Jackson grew up a fan of Carolina after his father played defensive back for the Tar Heels in the 60s. It can be easy for a walk-on player to feel like they are on the outside looking in, but Jackson got a moment to prove that he belongs.

Athlon Sports | Adam Kurkjian: Coming off a much-needed bye week, Larry Fedora’s squad should be rejuvenated in their game against Georgia Tech on Saturday. Carolina needs a win to keep pace with Virginia Tech in the Coastal, and the Yellow Jackets could very much be looking to play spoiler after their win against Duke.