As the 2014 NFL Draft rapidly approaches, there is plenty of hype surrounding former North Carolina Tar Heels tight end Eric Ebron. Many believe that Ebron is the clear No. 1 tight end in this year’s class and that he could be a top ten pick, but at least one AFC executive is not buying into the buzz.
NJ.com spoke with the personnel executive to get their thoughts on Ebron, when he gave a less than stellar endorsement of the player.
“Hell no,” the executive said after being 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 personnel man then went on to knock the entire tight end class, which may lead one to believe he works for a team that is in need of a player at the position and it just attempting to throw up smokescreens.
“It’s not good at all. I wish it was. But it’s not. It’s actually a bad year for tight ends,” he said. “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.”
Only time will tell whether or not the tight end class is overrated, but luckily for this personnel man, his name is not attached to the report so he will never be proven wrong.