UNC Football: Charlie Heck becomes first Tar Heel drafted in 2020 NFL Draft

Former UNC Football standout Charlie Heck hears his name called in the 2020 NFL Draft in the fourth round on Saturday afternoon

The North Carolina Tar Heels football program is on the board here in the 2020 NFL Draft.

After not having a prospect selected in the first three rounds of the draft, offensive tackle Charlie Heck became the first Tar Heel to hear his name called in 2020. The Houston Texans selected Heck with the No. 126th pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.

The Texans moved up in the fourth round, trading picks No. 136, 248 and 250 to the Los Angeles Rams to draft the offensive tackle.

Heck is an intriguing prospect with NFL bloodlines. His father, Andy, was a first round pick in 1989 and played 11 years in the NFL with the Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Bears and Washington Redskins. He currently serves as the offensive line coach for the Kansas City Chiefs, where he won Super Bowl LIV back in February.

As a four year player, Heck was a staple on the Tar Heels’ offensive line protecting several quarterbacks including Mitchell Trubisky and Sam Howell. He’s got good technique and a good frame at 6-foot-8 and 311-pounds.

Heck joins a Texans’ offensive line that just signed tackle Laremy Tunsil to a record deal as they hope to protect quarterback DeShaun Watson.

UNC is expected to have two more players drafted in defensive end Jason Strowbridge and safety Myles Dorn.

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