North Carolina Tar Heels College Football Preview 2021: Top Players
Best North Carolina Tar Heels Offensive Player
QB Sam Howell, Jr.
All set to go to Florida State, he pivoted over to North Carolina late in the process and was brilliant. He threw for over 3,600 yards and 38 touchdowns with just seven picks as a true freshman, and he followed it up by hitting 68% of his throws, averaging over ten yards per pass, and cranking out close to 3,600 yards with 30 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
The 6-1, 225-pounder is a terrific pro style passer with the arm, the moxie, and now the experience to carry the Tar Heel offense to a whole other level. He’s a first round draft pick if he leaves after this year, and before he’s done he should finish with over 10,000 yards and 100 touchdown passes.
2. OT Jordan Tucker, Sr.
3. RB Ty Chandler, Jr.
4. OG Joshua Ezeudu, Jr.
5. OG Marcus McKethan, Sr.
Best North Carolina Tar Heels Defensive Player
LB Tomon Fox, Sr.
A powerful outside linebacker who could work on the end, the 6-4, 265-pound veteran fits the defense full of experience – he’s the standout big playmaker. He’s got a burst into the backfield, he’s tough against the run, and he’ll fit a variety of schemes at the next level.
In his sixth season, he followed up a seven sack, ten tackle for loss season with seven sacks and 10.5 tackles for loss. Now with all the talent around him taking up attention he’ll do it all again.
2. LB Jeremiah Gemmel, Sr.
3. DE Tomari Fox, Jr.
4. DT Raymond Vohasek, Sr.
5. S/CB Trey Morrison, Sr.
Top Incoming North Carolina Tar Heels Transfer
RB Ty Chandler, Sr.
He fits. The Tar Heels might have lost a few superstars at running back in Michael Carter and Javonte Williams, and they might have a few nice parts and prospects ready to fill in, but Chandler should be the one who takes over the ground game.
The 6-1, 210-pound transfer from Tennessee ran for over 2,000 yards with 13 scores, and he caught 58 passes as one of the few bright spots for the Vol O over the last four years. He’s in Chapel Hill to run for 1,000 yards.