Scouting Report: Eric Ebron

Thomas Frank Carr

ESPN Radio 1450 Draft Analyst

 Eric Ebron

TE. Jr North Carolina



Height: 6’4 3/8”                         Weight: 250                          Arm length: 33 ¼”                         40 yard Dash: 4.60

Broad Jump: 120 in                  Bench: 24 reps                    Vertical jump: 32 in            20 yard Shuttle: DNP         

 


Strengths

·         Sturdy build with good speed and athleticism

·         Has room to grow and get stronger

·         Very natural pass catcher, makes incredible catches

·         Uses veteran moves in route running

·         Savvy route runner

·         Makes tough catches in traffic

·         Great body control

·         Can find the soft spot in the zone

·         Flashes pop un the running game

·         Displays proper blocking technique

·         Can turn his hips and reach block smaller defenders

·         Can high point the ball, uses frame to block defender

·         Beats press at LoS

 

 

Weaknesses

·         Not an overpowering blocker, will get beaten by DE’s and big OLB’s

·         Tends to alligator arm some catches over the middle if he hears footsteps

·         Not consistent with technique. Will lunge and defenders in open space

·         Needs to be more physical blocking own the line

·         Concentration drops from time to time

·         Gets his hands outside the shoulder pads when blocking

·         Leaping ability is good but not elite

 

Analysis:


Eric Ebron is an exciting prospect at the tight end position. He routinely makes circus catches look easy and has enough athleticism to be a matchup nightmare in the NFL. He’s not Vernon Davis in terms of elite explosion and speed but he is a mismatch versus linebackers and slower safeties. Ebron’s not a finished product by any means. He shies away from contact and alligator arms over the middle. He isn’t a great blocker at this point but he shows effort and flashes proper technique. But his athleticism and natural hands cannot be denied. Given time and proper coaching he can be a true, all-around, elite tight end in the NFL worthy of a top 10 pick.