Tuesday we looked at the NFL prospects on the defensive side of the ball, today we’ll look at the prospects on the offensive side.
Giovani Bernard RB (RS Soph)
2012: 52 carries, 475 yards, 5 TD. 15 catches, 122 yards, 2 TD
Gio is by far the most sought after prospect on the offensive side of the ball. Gio is shifty and he uses his diminutive stature to hide behind his massive offensive line. At times he looks unstoppable, and against a vaunted Virginia Tech defense Saturday he averaged 11 yards per carry. Last year he was the first running back since 1997 to gain a 1,000 yards in a season and this was coming off an ACL injury. He missed two games this year due to a knee injury and coincidentally enough UNC lost both those games; it makes you wonder what their record would be if he had played.
Draft Stock: Projected as the overall 19th pick if he declares for the 2013 draft
Eric Ebron TE (Soph)
2012: 19 catches, 312 yards, 3 TD
Eric isn’t the biggest tight end in the world, but he may be the most versatile. Initially, Ebron was a wide-out in high school before moving to tight end, and it’s evident by his athleticism. He’s too fast to be covered by a linebacker and too big to be covered by a safety. Combine that with his excellent hands and leaping ability and the sky’s the limit for him.
Draft Stock: Currently rated 9th best Tight End out of 115 TE’s for 2015 Draft
Bryn Renner QB (Jr)
2012: 121-193 1,616 yards, 15 TD, 4 Int
Bryn leads the ACC in touchdown passes and is an incredibly accurate passer. His decision making is also much improved from last year . That year he threw for over 3200 yards and had 26 TD passes, but also had 13 Int. The only knock on Bryn and the main reason why there was a Quarterback battle between him and Marquise Williams is his inability to move out the pocket. This offense requires a mobile quarterback and Bryn isn’t slow, but he’s not as mobile as some would like. Bryn is the leader of the offense and is vocal in doing so; look for him to have a big year under Fedora’s spread system.
Draft Stock: 8th rated QB out of 151 eligible for the 2014 Draft