Sep 7, 2013; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels tight end Eric Ebron (85) celebrates a catch during their game against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Liz Condo-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Draft Rumors: Eric Ebron is Baltimore Ravens’ top target


With the 17th overall pick, the Baltimore Ravens could go in any number of directions, but adding another weapon on offense seems like a good idea.

According to Tony Pauline of Draft Insider, former North Carolina Tar Heels’ tight end Eric Ebron is the Ravens’ top target.

Several sources tell me the number one target for the Baltimore Ravens in round one is tight end Eric Ebron, a player they’ve coveted for quite some time. Could Ebron slide to the 17th pick? I was told earlier this evening the New York Giants maybe souring on Ebron due to many of the personality red flags we’ve reported on this site since November. The other obstacle for the Ravens are the Pittsburgh Steelers, a team we’ve mentioned several times as a suitor for Ebron.

Selecting Ebron makes sense. After trading wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers last season, their passing attack suffered in 2013. They have since added former Carolina Panthers’ star receiver Steve Smith to the mix and using Ebron with Smith and Torrey Smith could make the Ravens’ passing attack one to be feared.

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