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Eric Ebron – 6’4 245lbs – North Carolina
Eric Ebron is considered to be a shorter tight end these days with most tight ends checking in at 6’5 or taller, but that’s certainly not a deal breaker. Ebron was the Tar Heel’s second leading receiver in 2012 with 40 catches for 625 yards and four touchdowns, a North Carolina record year for tight ends. One of Ebron’s most intriguing characteristics is his versatility. North Carolina was depleted at defensive end last year and Ebron stepped up. He didn’t play well enough at the new position to warrant a position change like Anthony Barr did, moving from running back to outside linebacker, but he did what was asked of him to the best of his ability. Ebron is one of the faster tight end prospects and his areas of improvement include sustaining blocks and ball handling. I think Ebron will be drafted in the mid to late 2nd round barring injury or a serious lack of production.