2014 NFL Draft Player Profile: Eric Ebron

By Amanda Borges
Assistant Digital Editor

Eric Ebron

This tight end from North Carolina is 6’4″ and weighs 245 pounds. Ebron is the top ranked tight end in the 2014 draft and he’s projected to be selected in the 1st round.

ESPN’s Mel Kiper Jr. projects that the Ravens will be selecting Ebron as the No. 16 overall pick. This comes as a mild surprise because the Ravens are expected to re-sign or put the franchise tag on Dennis Pitta.

Ebron has been pretty phenomenal in 2013. He produced long touchdowns that killed opponents down the middle. His speed to get open was a huge threat that the Tar Heels used often. In 2013, Ebron had 55 receptions for 895 yards and three touchdowns. His blocking has improved a lot, too.

For the NFL, Ebron looks like an undeniable weapon. He is too fast for linebackers and most safeties, while also being too big for defensive backs. He can make acrobatic, deep catches and he has the speed to stun defenses down the middle.

Ebron is a versatile athlete that can line up in a variety of places. As a pro he can be used as a typical tight end, H-back and line up as a slot receiver.

Ebron was the Tar Heels’ second leading receiver in 2012, making 40 catches for 625 yards and four touchdowns. He was a dangerous receiver for Bryn Renner.

Critics say that while he has potential to be a great blocker, he needs to be more consistent. During his last season, he missed key blocks. But, with a practice and professional training, this TE will make a solid addition to the NFL.

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