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Ebron reiterates his size/speed combo should be “illegal”


For incoming NFL players, talking about doing “illegal” things in February is roughly as wise as an airline passenger talking about bombs while passing through security.

That hasn’t stopped North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron when talking about his skills.  In an interview with, Ebron reiterated his preseason belief that his mixture of size and speed should be “illegal.”

It should be illegal,” Ebron said with a laugh.  “I’m going to continue to run around illegally.”

(Mr. Ebron, the man over there holding the small cup needs you to do something for him.)

Scouts will get a chance to view his “illegal” skills next week in Indianapolis.  (And the man holding the small cup will get a chance to ask Ebron to do something for him.)  The six-foot, four-inch Ebron said he’ll weigh in at 250 pounds, and Ebron scoffed at reports that he has added “significant” weight in an effort to become a better blocker.

But Ebron nevertheless says he has become a better blocker.

“I definitely got better at UNC,” Ebron said.  “I had to become a better blocker if I was going to be a complete tight end.”

So far, the scouts agree.  He’s viewed as the top tight end in the draft, and he could be selected in the upper half of round one.

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7 Responses to “Ebron reiterates his size/speed combo should be “illegal””
  1. JackedUpSports says: Feb 13, 2014 7:32 AM

    vernon davis 2.0

  2. cowpiesnotcowboys says: Feb 13, 2014 8:20 AM

    Given that he went to UNC, his grades and NCAA eligibility were likely illegal too.

  3. scoops1 says: Feb 13, 2014 8:41 AM

    I know the Packers have a need at D…but he would be a great replacement for Finely

  4. thealmightybigblue says: Feb 13, 2014 9:11 AM

    He Would be a great two way tight end.NYG drafting him #12 seems obvious.

  5. pilot2011 says: Feb 13, 2014 9:21 AM

    yeah this guy is dirty. Saw him play several times this year; reminds me of Jermichael Finley with better hands.

  6. qdog112 says: Feb 13, 2014 10:55 AM

    Ebron is OK, but he is not in the class of Graham or Davis. First, he doesn’t have Graham’s size, nor does he have Davis’ speed.

    At his size, his in-line blocking is marginal and his down the field speed is not great. He’ll play, but he is a classic tweener, who’s hype may not equal his bite.

  7. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Feb 13, 2014 9:37 PM

    At a time when the NFL offenses value pass catching TEs, Ebron should get drafted early. He has great hands, excellent speed, ideal size, and yes he can block.

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