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UNC football results at the 2017 NFL Combine

How did the Tar Heels do at the NFL Combine?

NFL: Combine Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

While UNC basketball is getting ready for the ACC Tournament, several UNC football players are preparing for their careers in the NFL. The 2017 NFL Combine took place between February 28 to March 8, and the Tar Heels had seven players attend. While at the event, players perform in the 40-Yard Dash, Bench Press, Vertical Jump, Broad Jump, Three Cone Drill, 20 Yard Shuttle, and 60 Yard Shuttle.

Several Tar Heels stood out among the rest, especially quarterback Mitch Trubisky. His 4.67 in the 40-Yard Dash put him fourth overall at his position, with only Trevor Knight of Texas A&M, Joshua Dobbs of Tennessee, and Deshaun Watson of Clemson beating him out. Trubisky came in second to Dobbs in the Three Cone Drill with a 6.87, and he finished fourth in the 20 Yard Shuttle with a 4.25. He also finished 6th in the Broad Jump with a nine-foot-ten jump and 10th in the Vertical Jump after reaching 27.5.

UNC NFL Combine Results

Player 40-Yard Dash Bench Press Vertical Jump Broad Jump Three Cone Drill 20 Yard Shuttle 60 Yard Shuttle
Player 40-Yard Dash Bench Press Vertical Jump Broad Jump Three Cone Drill 20 Yard Shuttle 60 Yard Shuttle
Elijah Hood N/A 18 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
T.J. Logan 4.37 17 33.5 121 N/A N/A N/A
Mitch Trubisky 4.67 N/A 27.5 116 6.87 4.25 N/A
Mack Hollins 4.53 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Bug Howard 4.58 N/A 37.5 119 6.95 4.14 11.75
Nazair Jones 5.11 N/A 24.5 101 7.93 4.63 N/A
Ryan Switzer 4.51 11 32 116 6.77 4 11.14

T.J. Logan impressed as well with a 4.37 40-Yard Dash that was actually the sixth fastest overall in the entire Combine and was the fastest time out of any other running backs. His Vertical Jump of 33.5 got him into 14th place among his position and a ten-foot-one Broad Jump put him in 8th place

Ryan Switzer finished in 10th place among wide receivers with a 6.77 in the Three Cone Drill. He also dominated in the shuttle, tying for first place with a 4.00 in the 20 Yard Shuttle alongside Chris Godwin of Penn State. Switzer’s 11.14 in the 60 Yard Shuttle was good for second place, just behind West Virginia’s Shelton Gibson.

Among all other wide receivers, Bug Howard’s 37.5 in the Vertical Jump put him in fourth place. He also reached 11th place in the 20 Yard Shuttle with a 4.14 and 14th place in the 60 Yard Shuttle with an 11.75.

Neither Elijah Hood nor Mack Hollins participated in many of the tests. Nazair Jones didn’t place in any of the categories. These tests sound simple and harmless, but they have the power to help or hurt a potential prospect’s place in the upcoming draft. We all know that Trubisky is going in the first round, but Logan, Switzer, and Howard all did well to impress the scouts on hand.