Dec 28, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels tight end Eric Ebron (85) runs after a catch during the third quarter against the Cincinnati Bearcats in the Belk Bowl at Bank of America Stadium. Carolina defeated Cincinnati 39-17. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: New York Giants 'not especially high' on Eric Ebron

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Former Nother Carolina Tar Heels’ Eric Ebron is considered the elite tight end in the 2014 NFL Draft and may be a first round pick.

Many mock drafts project the New York Giants to select Ebron, presumably to help make up for the loss of Hakeem Nicks.

However, according to Jordan Raanan of, the Giants really aren’t all that interested in Ebron.

There is one notable (but intentional) omission — North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron. The consensus top tight end was left off for a reason. Everything I’ve heard in recent months and weeks indicates the Giants aren’t especially high on him, and that they won’t draft him at No. 12. Even though misdirection is common this time of the year, that disqualified him for this list.

If this were simply players I would select with the No. 12 pick, Ebron would be at or near the top, despite his shaky hands and subpar blocking. I’m a big fan of dynamic tight ends who can leap over defenders and high-point the ball. But the Giants apparently don’t see that from Ebron. They’re not overly impressed with his skills and overall package.

Ebron made 62 receptions for 973 yards and three touchdowns last season.

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