Four UNC football players invited to NFL draft Combine

Despite the UNC football team’s troubling end to its 2023 campaign, there was no shortage of star power on the field.

Quarterback Drake Maye played himself into an early, first-round pick in the upcoming NFL Draft, throwing for 3,608 yards and a 24-to-9 touchdown-to-interception ratio. His best games came against Syracuse and Minnesota, a pair of 400-yard outings.

Devontez Walker, who transferred from Kent State in the offseason, gave North Carolina a true Number One wideout. After dealing with NCAA ineligibility for a good portion of the year, Walker led UNC with 699 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.

Cedric Gray was a leader on an otherwise subpar defense, registering a team-high 121 tackles. Myles Murphy, the massive 6’5″, 310-pound in-state defensive tackle, recorded 24 tackles. 4.5 of those were tackles for loss, tied for sixth on the Tar Heels.

If you haven’t guessed already, the above four UNC stars were selected for the NFL Draft Combine.

The NFL Combine will be held in Indianapolis from Monday, Feb. 26-Monday, March 4. This event gives top collegiate players a chance to further improve their draft stock.

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