Eric Ebron is widely considered the top tight end in the 2014 draft class. (Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Many believe that former North Carolina Tar Heels tight end Eric Ebron has established himself as the top prospect at his position in the 2014 NFL draft. Thanks to his raw talent and athleticism, Ebron is considered to have a shot at becoming a top-10 selection in May, but there are still some people who do not believe he will find success at the next level.
In a report from NJ.com, an AFC personnel executive took the opportunity to rip Ebron, who he considers to be "completely overrated."
The executive was asked if Ebron could compare to last year's top tight end, Tyler Eifert, and his response was a resounding "no."
"Hell no," the personnel man said. "He’s OK. He’s completely overrated, and he’s a pain in the [butt]. And don’t ask him to block anybody, because he’s not going to do it."
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Not only is the personnel executive not a fan of Ebron, but also he seems to be down on the entire 2014 tight end class.
"It’s not good at all. I wish it was. But it’s not. It’s actually a bad year for tight ends. There’s nobody even close to Eifert [a 2013 first-rounder]. [Zach] Ertz [a 2013 second-round pick] is better than these guys."
It is possible that the man giving his thoughts is a employee of a team hoping to see a player such as Ebron fall in the draft, or maybe he is truly just not impressed with what he has seen on film.