UNC star tight end declares for 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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