Eric Ebron – North Carolina
Age when drafted: 21
Hometown: Greensboro, NC
Collegiate Number: 85
Combine notables: N/A
Games Viewed: 2012 – Louisville, Miami, NC State, Maryland
Eric Ebron attended Ben L. Smith High School, where he was the 8th ranked TE in the country by ESPNU. Ebron was a standout on both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball in high school. As a senior he caught 28 balls for 682 yards and 10 touchdowns, while accounting for 13.5 sacks at defensive end.
Ebron selected North Carolina over the likes of Alabama, Arkansas, Louisville, and a host of other major programs.
Ebron’s impact was felt immediately at UNC. As a freshman in 2011 he caught 10 passes for 207 yards and a touchdown. However his season didn’t end on a high note as he was unable to play in the Independence Bowl due to academic issues. It was clear from day one that Ebron had NFL skills as he combines speed and athleticism with surprising in-line blocking skills.
Ebron’s breakout year would come in 2012 as a sophomore as he emerged into Bryn Renner’s favorite target. Ebron started 11 games (missed Virginia game due to illness) notching 625 yards on 40 receptions and 4 touchdowns. Read the rest of this entry » «2014 NFL Draft: Eric Ebron Preseason Scouting Report»