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Eric Ebron | Tight End

Team: North Carolina Tar Heels
Age / DOB:  (21) / 4/10/1993
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 235

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UNC TE Eric Ebron drops too many passes to be considered a top 15 prospect by CBS Sports' Rob Rang.
Rang ranks him as the class' No. 20 overall player. "Ebron possesses a jaw-dropping combination of size and athleticism that has earned comparisons to 49ers star Vernon Davis," Rang wrote. "Like Davis, however, Ebron struggles with consistency, relying too much on his athleticism rather than dedicating himself to learning the finer techniques of the position. Some team may very well gamble earlier on Ebron's incredible upside than my ranking indicates, but he drops too many easy passes for a spot in the top 15 for me." Ebron (6-foot-3, 250 pounds) possesses top-end playing speed along with great lateral movement, but his inconsistent hands definitely need work. If it's a matter of concentration, team/coaching fit is going to be of paramount importance. Apr 19 - 5:12 PM
Source: CBS Sports

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Giants beat writer Patricia Traina does not believe the team will select a TE in the first-round.

The Giants are frequently linked to UNC's Eric Ebron and others on the second day. In fact, Traina does not believe the team will select a tight end until the third day. Along with Ebron, we are fans of Jace Amaro, Troy Niklas, Austin Seferian-Jenkins and CJ Fiedorowicz, but all have their positives and weaknesses.
Apr 5 - 11:39 AM

UNC TE Eric Ebron visited the Buffalo Bills this week.

Bills fans have been calling for a tight end for years, and Ebron could fill that hole at No. 9. The Tar Heel played in the slot around 80 percent of the time in 2013, but many believe he can play inline as a complete tight end since he is at least an adequate blocker. No. 9 might be a bit too early, however.
Apr 5 - 9:11 AM

An AFC personnel executive ripped UNC TE Eric Ebron, calling him "completely overrated."

"Hell no," the personnel man said when asked if Ebron was as good as the Bengals' Tyler Eifert. "He’s OK. He’s completely overrated, and he’s a pain in the (butt). And don’t ask him to block anybody, because he’s not going to do it." The anonymous evaluator, naturally, doesn't like this year's TE class either: "It’s not good at all. I wish it was. But it’s not. It’s actually a bad year for tight ends. There’s nobody even close to Eifert (a 2013 first rounder). (Zach) Ertz (whom the Eagles got in the second round) is better than these guys."
Source: NJ.com
Mar 30 - 11:40 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper says UNC TE Eric Ebron is a "no-brainer" pick for the Giants if he drops to the No. 12 pick.

"Tight end is a critical area of need," Kiper said. "There isn't a lot of depth at tight end." Kiper believes the Giants can patch up other holes later on due to the draft's depth at those positions, but posits that there's "even some question about [TE prospects ranked] 2, 3 and 4." Ebron (6-foot-3, 250 pounds) possesses top-end playing speed along with great lateral movement, but his inconsistent hands will need a bit of work.
Mar 26 - 9:32 PM

NFL Network's Mike Mayock says athletically, UNC TE Eric Ebron is a top 10 pick in any draft.

"He's athletic, he catches the ball easily, he's a natural hands catcher," Mayock said. "Everything I've seen about Ebron screams top 10 talent." Mayock went on to say Ebron's landing spot is likely determined by where the quarterbacks fit early in the draft, but he "won't make it past No. 15" with the Steelers. We worry about Ebron's consistency at the catch point, and although he improved in that area, the tight end still dropped over 11 percent of his catchable targets in 2013.
Source: NFL.com
Mar 26 - 10:22 AM

Draft Insider Tony Pauline reports that UNC TE Eric Ebron "did not look good" at his Pro Day.

"Told Eric Ebron/TE/North Carolina did not look good at pro-day...dropped a number of passes and generally looked poor in drills," Pauline tweeted. Ebron is a player with natural hands who has the ability to make spectacular catches with ease, but his hands just aren’t as good as publicized with a 11.43% drop rate, which should not be overlooked. With that being said, Ebron should still be the first tight end prospect off the board in this years draft.
Mar 25 - 12:48 PM

Former NFL scout Russ Lande believes UNC TE Eric Ebron is a "rare talent who could be better than Jimmy Graham."

"Although many are projecting that teams like the Ravens and Jets will be interested in him, a number of NFL people I've spoken with recently believe he will be selected in the top 12, because he is a rare talent who could be better than Jimmy Graham," Lande wrote. At 6-foot-3, 250 pounds, Ebron possesses top-end playing speed along with great lateral movement. After the catch, Ebron is a dominant runner in the open field, and can easily break through arm tackles or even run by defenders. With the type of skill set Ebron has, look for teams to use him in a Vernon Davis type of role at the next level.
Mar 22 - 10:45 AM

NFL Films' Greg Cosell said UNC TE Eric Ebron has Vernon Davis-like qualities.

"Davis is more of a straight-line speed guy," Cosell said. "[Ebron] is more lateral in his movement. You could argue that he brings more to the table as a complete receiver. ... I thought he was a top physical talent that at times makes you say, 'Wow,' and at other times leaves you wanting more." Cosell calls Ebron a potential top-10 pick in a tight end class he thinks is 'not great.' Ebron is a "smooth, athletic mover that looks like a big wide receiver on film."
Mar 19 - 6:05 PM

UNC TE Eric Ebron has team visits scheduled with the Bills, Lions, Ravens and Panthers.

Ebron listed these four as official team visits, which teams only have a finite amount of (30). The athletic tight end added he will not try to improve on his 4.60 forty from the Combine. Ebron will likely play a similar role to Vernon Davis in the NFL, but he needs to improve his inline presence to do so. The athleticism is there to rack up yards after the catch, however, Ebron can improve at the catch point, as he dropped over 11 percent of his catchable targets in 2013.
Mar 19 - 3:37 PM

UNC TE Eric Ebron officially ran a 4.60-second 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.

His unofficial attempts clocked in at 4.50 seconds. On Thursday, he measured in at 6-foot-4 3/8 and 250 pounds. Ebron has called his size and speed combination "illegal." If that were true, he'd already be serving time in the darkest recesses of a Supermax facility.
Feb 22 - 6:47 PM

UNC TE Eric Ebron measured in at 6 foot 4 and 3/8ths of an inch and 250 pounds at the NFL Combine.

Ebron reportedly added weight since his sophomore year in the hopes of becoming a stronger blocker. Some worried he might measure in similarly to Orson Charles, but Ebron is two inches taller. Expect a great workout from Ebron, who has called his size and speed combination "illegal."
Feb 20 - 10:32 AM

North Carolina's Eric Ebron is the No. 1 TE on NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock's board.

In Rotoworld analyst Josh Norris' most recent mock draft, Ebron was the first tight end selected, going No. 17 to the Ravens. Norris' other first-round TE, Texas Tech's Jace Amaro -- Mayock's No. 3 TE -- went No. 32 to the Seahawks. Mayock ranked Washington's Austin Seferian-Jenkins second, Notre Dame's Troy Niklas fourth, and Iowa's C.J. Fiedorowicz fifth.
Source: NFL.com
Feb 17 - 10:03 PM

The Jets are "very intrigued" by North Carolina TE Eric Ebron, according to ESPN New York.

The Jets have the No. 18 pick, and it's no certainty that Ebron will drop to them. "I don't think he's tough enough to run down the seam and catch the ball in the middle," an AFC personnel executive said in the article. "Is he a great athlete? Yes. Does he have good hands? Yes. Can he catch the ball in traffic? I don't think so." Ebron has drawn flattering comparisons to Vernon Davis, though not likely from the anonymous gentleman.
Feb 16 - 3:28 PM

UNC TE Eric Ebron has put on some significant weight "since his junior season" in the hopes of improving his blocking, according to Dan Pompei.

"One veteran front-office man said Ebron isn't as fast as he was, but he still is pretty special," Pompei writes. We question if this means since Ebron's 2013 season ended or just since this summer. Secondly, if it is the former, we cannot get behind this decision by Ebron. NFL tight ends only have to be adequate and willing blockers, only rare talents display completed inline tight end skills. Ebron has been compared to Vernon Davis, however, and he fits the complete tight end mold.
Feb 10 - 1:39 PM