Eric Ebron is undoubtedly one of the best football players to ever play at the University of North Carolina, and he very well may go down as the best tight end to every play at UNC. He’s one of the most talented players in the nation and one of the best tight ends to enter the draft in several years. However, is the former North Carolina Tar Heel set to be the best tight end since Vernon Davis? Does he have the potential to be even better than Davis?
Bleacher Report’s Matt Miller quoted one NFL source claiming Ebron as the “cleanest tight end prospect since Vernon Davis.”
Currently, Ebron is projected to be a first round draft pick and is ranked as the best tight end in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Here is a list of teams that need help at the TE position and could be Ebron’s future home should he remain on the board when they go on the clock – and if finding a tight end is their priority: Arizona Cardinals, Atlanta Falcons, Buffalo Bills, Green Bay Packers, Kansas City Chiefs, New England Patriots, New York Jets, Seattle Seahawks, and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Depending on the draft strategy of Lovie Smith and the Bucs new GM Jason Licht, Tampa Bay or Green Bay seems to be the likely destination for Ebron. Should Smith and Tampa go offensive in the first round, Ebron could be a top-ten pick in the draft.