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#85
Eric Ebron
Team: North Carolina Tar HeelsHeight: 6-4 Born: 4/10/1993
Position: TEWeight: 235 Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Class-Eligibility: Jr-So


Scouting Report
One of the best tight ends in the draft, Ebron is drawing comparisons to New Orleans star Jimmy Graham as someone who can create mismatches all over the field due to his size, speed and, most importantly, his pass-catching ability. Ebron was a Mackey Award semifinalist and second-team All-American after setting an ACC single-season record for receiving yards by a tight end with 973 for North Carolina, catching a team-leading 62 passes. Those numbers were a substantial leap from a sophomore season in which he had 40 receptions for 625 yards. Ebron is an excellent route runner who has consistently shown the ability to accelerate in his pass patterns to pressure defensive backs. His arm length provides quarterbacks a large catch radius, and Ebron further helps that cause with very sure hands. An athlete in every sense of the word, he turned in the second-fastest 40-yard dash time for his position at the combine - 4.60 seconds - and also tied for third in the standing broad jump at 10 feet. Ebron, however, is going to have to improve his blocking to be a complete tight end in the NFL. Teams aren't really looking to draft Ebron to be a sixth offensive lineman, though. It's his dynamite playmaking ability that will make Ebron a first-round pick with a good chance to sneak into the top 10.