Tar Heel state well represented in NFL Draft

Thirteen players from in-state schools were selected in the 2017 NFL Draft, with North Carolina leading the way with six selections.

Tar Heels quarterback Mitch Trubisky, who was selected with the second overall pick by the Chicago Bears, was the top pick from a North Carolina school.

Here’s a look at the players from the Tar Heel state that had their names called during the NFL’s three-day event.


Mitch Trubisky, QB, No. 2 pick to Chicago Bears in the first round.

Nazair Jones, DL, No. 102 pick to Seattle Seahawks in the third round.

Mack Hollins, WR, No. 118 pick to Philadelphia Eagles in the fourth round.

Ryan Switzer, WR, No. 133 pick to Dallas Cowboys in the fourth round.

T.J. Logan, RB, No. 179 pick to Arizona Cardinals in the fifth round.

Elijah Hood, RB, No. 242 pick to Oakland Raiders in the seventh round.

N.C. State

Josh Jones, S, No. 61 pick to Green Bay Packers in the second round.

Jack Tocho, CB, No. 245 pick to Minnesota Vikings in the seventh round.

Matt Dayes, RB, No. 252 pick to Cleveland Browns in the seventh round.


Larry Ogunjobi, DL, No. 65 pick to Cleveland Browns with the first pick of third round.

East Carolina

Zay Jones, WR, No. 37 pick to Buffalo Bills in the second round.

North Carolina A&T

Tarik Cohen, RB, No. 119 pick to Chicago Bears in the fourth round.

Wake Forest

Marquel Lee, LB, No. 168 pick to Oakland Raiders in the fifth round.

13 players from in-state schools selected during three-day event


Staff Report