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2011 Combine Buzz - All The Tar Heels
North Carolina LB Quan Sturdivant
North Carolina LB Quan Sturdivant
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Posted Feb 22, 2011


The buzz around the 2011 NFL Combine - All of the North Carolina prospects

2011 NFL Combine Buzz

The North Carolina Tar Heels

 
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2011 Pre-Combine Buzz
- The Luckless quarterback class
- Cam Newton is expected to do it all
- The star defensive tackles
- All the North Carolina talent and what they'll do
- Where have all the good running backs gone?
- The lousy tight end class
- The 40 star speedster will be ...
- The three players everyone will be talking about
- The offensive tackle pecking order
- The strongest position is ...
- Da'Quan Bowers' knee
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As young men start to parade in their underwear in front of old guys with notepads, here are ten things that all the NFL types are talking about before the fun and merriment of the Combine in Indianapolis kicks in this weekend.

The Tar Heels


What team is sending the most players to Indianapolis? Alabama (5), Auburn (5), Boise State (5), Clemson (7), Connecticut (6), Florida (7), Georgia (8), Iowa (9), LSU (8), Miami (9), Nebraska (9), Ohio State (9), Pitt (6), South Carolina (6), TCU (5), USC (8), Utah (5), Virginia Tech (5), West Virginia (6), and Wisconsin (7) are all being well represented, but no one is sending more prospects to the workout than North Carolina with a whopping 12 players (DT Marvin Austin, CB Kendric Burney, LB Bruce Carter, RB Shaun Draughn, WR Greg Little, TE Zack Pianalto, DE Robert Quinn, S Da’Norris Searcy, LB Quan Sturdivant, RB Johnny White, S Deunta Williams, and QB T.J. Yates) making the trip.

This represents the greatness of Butch Davis as a recruiter, but it also highlights just how disappointing the 2010 season was that many of the star prospects didn’t get a chance to show what they could do thanks to suspensions. Now, players like Austin, Little, and Quinn are back on a field and in the spotlight after being suspended, and now they have to show off why so many were so high on them before the season.

Absence kills buzzes when it comes to NFL prospects, and several of the suspended players are down the draft boards after being considered top prospects going into the 2010 season, and underwhelming years from linebackers Carter and Sturdivant (thanks to a hamstring injury) didn’t help. Even so, North Carolina should dominate draft weekend with several Tar Heels ready to put on a great show. Don’t be surprised if Carter, Austin, and Quinn are just a few who boost up their stock in a big way.