Sep 7, 2013; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels tight end Eric Ebron (85) dives into the endzone over Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders corner back Jared Singletary (24) on a 2-point conversion attempt at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Liz Condo-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Eric Ebron ‘cleanest tight end prospect since Vernon Davis’


The tight end position is en vogue in the NFL with Jimmy Graham, Rob Gronkowski and Vernon Davis among others presenting matchup problems for opposing defenses and they could be getting a new member into the elite group of NFL tight ends in former North Carolina Tar Heels tight end Eric Ebron.

The 6-5, 245-pound Ebron has a chance to be a top-15 draft pick. One source told Bleacher Report’s NFL draft analyst Matt Miller that he has been called the “cleanest tight end prospect since Vernon Davis” in their meetings.

Davis was the sixth overall selection in the 2006 draft and has two seasons with 13 touchdowns on his resume. When Graham entered the draft he was a former basketball player with a limited track record on the football field and didn’t dominate while at Miami.

Gronkowski missed his junior season at Arizona with a back injury and like Graham presented significant upside, but they were not “clean” like Ebron who should be a slam dunk pick as the first tight end taken in May’s draft after a 62-catch season in which he had 972 yards and three touchdowns.

Tags: 2014 NFL Draft Eric Ebron North Carolina Tar Heels Vernon Davis

  • chas territo

    AND I hope it’s the Bills with the 9th pick who grab him! He is that rare TE who goes on to have a great career! Yes, great! Think about his route running for a developing EJ, fast, quick patterns 10 yards up field, bam, pass in his hands, then who knows how many yards AFTER the 1st down marker. He’s covered, a back or a WR, open, pass, caught, bam… You get my drift here? Then the Red Zone possibilities are endless as well whether or not he is the hot receiver? I see a lot of pass game problems being eliminated with him as our TE… and for years to come!!!!! GO BILLS!!

  • tnafam

    Atlanta is gonna pick this guy up. We are all doomed when they got Julio, White, Jackson all healthy with this guy. Who needs defense?