Skip to main content

UNC TE Eric Ebron's pro day included some dropped passes

North Carolina's Eric Ebron is considered by most to be the best tight end available in the draft, but his pro-day workout Tuesday was marred by some dropped passes.

The most notable aspect of Ebron's workout? It might have been his socks.

Ebron had a couple of drops during the workout, it was noted by reporters on the scene, including the Charlotte Observer's Jonathan Jones (@jjones9) and Comcast Sports Southeast's David Hamilton (@DavidHamiltonTV).

Ebron weighed in at 253 pounds, three more than at last month's NFL Scouting Combine. He stood on his combine 40 time of 4.60 seconds. Ebron, who is 6-foot-4, frequently has said his size/speed combination "should be illegal."

The always-upbeat Ebron said "everything went great" after his workout and called his drops "no biggie." Ebron -- who never will be described as media-shy -- also lauded his blocking ability, saying that scouts who think he is lax in that area have not been "watching the right tape."

Ebron said he had "no idea" how early he will be drafted. "I don't care as long as it's in the first round," he said.

Ebron definitely is a first-round pick. He is the most complete tight end available and seemingly will go between 10th and 20th. In NFL Media draft analyst Bucky Brooks' position rankings, he has Ebron as his No. 1 tight end and says several scouts view Ebron as a "Jimmy Graham-like difference maker in the passing game." Potential landing spots include Buffalo, the New York Giants, the New York Jets and Arizona. The Bills pick ninth, which might be a bit early to take Ebron in a draft this deep at other positions. Then again, that is where Brooks pegs him to land in his latest mock draft.

Ebron, who left school after his junior season, started for two years with the Tar Heels and caught 102 passes combined in 2012 and '13. He can get deep, but he did seem to have some concentration lapses at UNC that led to him dropping catchable balls.

Mike Huguenin can be reached at You also can follow him on Twitter @MikeHuguenin.

This article has been reproduced in a new format and may be missing content or contain faulty links. Please use the Contact Us link in our site footer to report an issue.

Related Content