NFL Draft '07: Scouting North Carolina 

Posted Jul 29, 2006

The Tar Heels were a single victory away from a post-season invitation last year, though the team suffered several blowout losses in ‘05. Not since a pair of North Carolina defensive lineman were selected during the initial six selections of the ’02 draft has a Tar Heel player been chosen during the draft's first day. 

The team has trio of skill players to keep an eye on, starting with a pair of running backs.  Senior Ronnie McGill is a hard running ball carrier on the inside.  Quick footed, McGill waits for blocks to develop and will pick his spots.  Breaking several tackles during a single handoff, McGill does not go down without a fight.  A good senior campaign coupled with solid pre-draft workouts could push him into the draft’s first day.  Junior Barrington Edwards is another powerful running back who breaks tackles and picks up a lot yardage off contact.  He displays quickness through the hole yet is indecisive carrying the ball and must complete his game.  Receiver Jesse Holley is a nice sized prospect who consistently works to make himself an available target and possesses reliable hands.  Holley is a late round choice who could make an NFL squad as a fourth receiver. 

Outside linebacker Larry Edwards looks the part yet only plays to it occasionally.  Presently a free agent prospect, Edwards must produce on a consistent basis this season to be drafted in ’07.

UNC Prospect List

Name Pos Year #
Larry Edwards OLB 4Sr 32
Barrington Edwards RB 3Jr 32
Jesse Holley WR 4Sr 9
Ronnie McGill RB 4Sr 25

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