Originally posted on The Penalty Flag  |  Last updated 12/13/11
The University of North Carolina has always had a great Football program and has produced many NFL players from Hall of Fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor, to current players such as Jeff Saturday and Julius Peppers. UNC continues to produce many great talents as 17 players from UNC have been drafted from 2009-2011, with many more top talents are sure to come in future drafts. Now for as talented of a football program that they are, it seems one position has always eluded UNC in terms of being a high draft pick.  For as great of a scouting department they have in bringing in great talent, they seem to have trouble producing NFL starting quarterbacks. Yes, that could be a knock on them and their scouting department for the fact they never have had a quarterback drafted in the first round, and it can say a lot about the other scouting departments at being better at scouting quarterbacks. The more telling fact is that UNC has had trouble producing an NFL starting caliber QB, is the fact that a UNC QB has NEVER started in the National Football League. Yes, that’s right, for as much talent as they have at the school, they [...]
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