Normally, I wait on the scouting until after the senior All-Star games and the Combine. However, there has been so much talk about this young man amongst the Jets’ fan base, it seemed prudent to take a look at this guy now. So, let’s take a look at a highly regarded possible draftee, TE Eric Ebron.
Here are his career stats:
Per ESPN, he measures in at 6’4″, 245 pounds.
Before we go any further, let’s take a look at some highlights of Eric catching passes at UNC:
PROS: First of all, his size jumps out at you. 6’4″ is a prototypical size for a pass-catching tight end (Antonio Gates lists at 6’4″ as well). Eric is a terrific route runner, and has excellent body control. He can change his body position mid-route to catch a ball that is behind him with ease. He can get up high and catch the ball at its highest point, and doesn’t drop anything. Ebron, after the catch, can take it to the house.
CONS: There aren’t a lot of cons to this player’s game. If I had to nitpick, you could say that he catches the ball with his body sometimes. Instead of taking it with his hands, he brings the pass into his body, which you can get away with in college, but not the pros. But that comes after looking hard.
The Jets could do a lot worse than taking this guy at 18.