North Carolina pro day

March 29, 2021

Nothing really spectacular at the UNC pro day, just a lot of guys checking off a lot of boxes. WR Dyami Brown, for example, ran pretty well, clocking times of 4.44 in the 40 and 6.90 in the three-cone drill, both of which would have been among the better figures at the 2020 combine; Brown’s short shuttle time of 4.35 seconds, though, wasn’t quite as good, while his 35.5-inch vertical was sort of average for a WR. For the record, Brown measured in at 6-0.5, 189 with arms just under 33 inches.

LB Chazz Surratt, the one-time UNC QB, also tested reasonably well. He ran the 40 in 4.59 seconds and had a 7.03 clocking in the 3-cone drill, both of which are good for a LB, as were his 25 reps in the BP; on the other hand, his 32.5-inch vertical was a little below par. Surratt measured in at 6-2, 229.

Meanwhile, North Carolina RBs in this year’s draft, Michael Carter and Javonte Williams, both appeared to be more quick than fast. Carter, for example, only ran the 40 in 4.56 seconds, but his agility test times of 3.98 seconds in the  short shuttle and 6.87 in the 3-cone both would have been fastest among the backs at the 2020 combine. Williams also ran in the 4.55 range, and while his shuttle times of 4.09 in the SS and 6.93 in the 3-cone were slightly slower than those of Carter, they still were better than most of the RBs at last year’s combine. It should also be noted that neither guy is all that big. Indeed, Carter measured in at just 5-8, 201, while Williams came in at 5-9.5 and 212 pounds.

The one former Tar Heel that probably didn’t at least hold serve at the UNC pro day was WR Dazz Newsome, who measured in at 5-10, 190, but with arms just under 30 inches in length. He did have an okay sort of 34-inch vertical, but managed only 12 reps in the BP, ran the 40 in 4.59 and posted relative slow times in both the short shuttle (4.39) and 3-cone drill (7.43).