UNC Football: Two Tar Heels invited to the Senior Bowl

Two UNC Football players were invited to the Reese’s Senior Bowl as they have a chance to update their draft status at the end of the season

The UNC Football program has at least three games left this year in the regular season and likely a bowl game as the Tar Heels are 6-2 under Mack Brown in his second year. While the Tar Heels have had some disappointing games vs. Florida State and Virginia, there have been bright spots along the way.

Two of the bright spots have been with running back Michael Carter and linebacker Chazz Surratt, both draft prospects as they finish out their careers in Chapel Hill.

While on their bye week, both Surratt and Carter took that next step in terms of improving their draft stock as they were invited to the annual Reeses’ Senior Bowl earlier this week:

The Reese’s Senior Bowl is one of the top postseason all-star games for NFL prospects each year as it’s held in Mobile, Alabama. It gives NFL scouts the chance to check out the prospects ahead of the 2002 NFL Scouting Combine. For a lot of players this is a huge opportunity to impress and improve their draft stock

Carter is having another big season for UNC’s offense despite splitting time with Javonte Williams in the backfield. He is averaging 129.5 total yards per game including 100.9 rushing yards per game, as he’s a threat in both the rushing and receiving game.

As for Surratt, the former quarterback has only played linebacker for two seasons now but is among the top in the country. He’s currently projected as a late first-round to early second-round pick in the 2021 NFL Draft as it stands now.

Scouts will surely have their eyes on both prospects the rest of the year as well in the Senior Bowl.

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