2014 NFL Combine Preview: Five Tight Ends to Watch

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2. Eric Ebron

School: North Carolina
Watch to Watch: The Gauntlet
2013 Stats: 62 catches, 973 yards, 15.7 ypc, three touchdowns; two carries, seven yards
Met with Chiefs: No

Athleticism is in no way an issue for Ebron, who may end up being the first tight end taken in the draft. His size and speed, in his words, “should be illegal” and he’s shown flashes at the college level of being an impact blocker.

As a prospect, consistency is an issue for him. Route running and catching the ball with his hands are not his strengths. The combine should give us an idea of how much work he still has left to be a consistent performer in the NFL.

Make no mistake, Ebron is the best tight end in this class. For some reason, there suggestions his stock may be dropping in the draft. One CBS mock has the Chiefs selecting him with the 23rd overall pick. While it is unlikely Ebron will be available to the Chiefs by the time May rolls around, it would be a good idea to keep your eye on him just in case.

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  • CrispySBC

    I just don’t think we’re going to take a TE with our first pick … it’s either a FS or DE depending on who’s available at 23 … I’m just hoping we have a shot at Ha Ha or (my favorite) Calvin Pryor. If either is not available then it’s DE. With Fasano, Kelce and McGrath on the roster plus Gordon as our developmental guy why take a TE? It just doesn’t make sense. If Kelce turns out to be the stud he’s supposed to be we’re solid at the TE position.

  • DoubleD

    Any particular reason why Austin Serafian-Jenkins was omitted from this list?