North Carolina football: Tar Heels TE Eric Ebron to enter NFL draft

UNC star tight end declares for draft

11/26/13 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron has announced that he will forgo his senior season and enter the 2014 NFL Draft, according to Laura Keeley of The Charlotte Observer. Blog Photo - North Carolina football: Tar Heels TE Eric Ebron to enter NFL draft

The 6-foot-4, 250-pound freakish athlete made his decision public on Monday so that he could be included in the Tar Heels’ senior day celebrations against Duke this Saturday.

“I’m excited for him and his future, and I think this was a good decision by him and his family,” coach Larry Fedora said. “I fully support it. We’ll be sad to see him go but excited, also, for his future.”

Even with his 50 receptions for 774 yards and three touchdowns, you could make the argument that Ebron was under-utilized in 2013—albeit some instability at the quarterback position.

Although he needs to continue improving with blocking mechanics, Ebron is a matchup nightmare and serves as a big target up the middle on slants and seam routes. His strength and athleticism would also allow him to line up at receiver, if the right NFL organization with a West Coast-like scheme takes him.

Ebron is listed by many as the No. 1 overall tight end in May’s draft, and is widely considered as a top-15 pick.

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