UNC’s Josh Downs signs big NIL deal with NOBULL sportswear

North Carolina Josh Downs continues to reap the rewards of being one of the nation’s top potential receivers. Last week, NOBULL Apparel, Combine’s Official Training Partner of the NFL, announced that they had signed the Downs to Name, Image, and Likeness agreement.

Downs was one of five elite college prospects chosen by NOBULL to announce their line. He is joined by the winning quarterback from Heisman Bryce Younggeorgia tight butt Brock Bowersrunning back UCLA Zach Charbonnetand Kentucky quarterback Will Levis.

“As a global training brand, we are proud to support aspiring professional athletes who work hard to showcase their abilities at the NFL Combine,” said NOBULL CMO Todd Meleney. “The drive of these young athletes is inspiring, and we are thrilled to tell their stories as they prepare for one of the greatest moments of their lives.”

According to their website, NOBULL is a shoe, garment, and brand of accessories for people who train hard and don’t believe in excuses – just the horns. The company states that its garments are “built to bolt” and “prepared to perform.”


According On3’s NIL Assessment Tool, Downs ranks No. 95 in the nation and No. 60 in college football with a valuation of $484,000. His rating is bolstered by his 30,000 followers across three social media platforms and a previous NIL deal he struck with performance supplement Cheribundi.

Downs is the best returning player overall on the UNC roster this season.

As a sophomore, he set single-season records for catches (101) and yards (1,335) while scoring eight touchdowns. He’s spent the majority of his time in 2021 in the slot, but early reports indicated that UNC will use Downs more on the road in 2022 while also working to get the ball to him in the most appropriate way. as creative and diverse as possible.

In his top 50 prospects for the 2023 NFL Draft, NFL Draft expert Todd McShay ranked Downs as his fifth-best wide receiver and No. 36 overall.

“Downs is a lightning-fast, instinctive open field runner who is very dangerous after the catch,” McShay wrote. “He’s got second gear running under the deep ball, and he’s showing the ability to make hard over-the-shoulder catches. The lunge catcher has feet splintered and quick to separate from the man, and he finds pockets in area looks But Downs is a small target who doesn’t have the frame to win a lot of balls 50-50 and doesn’t always catch the ball cleanly He was one of six receivers for FBS to eclipse 100 receptions last year, helping him to 1,335 yards (the 10th most) and eight touchdowns.”

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