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Eckel: Three men love NFL draft for wide receivers, so-so for tight ends

Discussion in 'Draft Zone' started by RS12, Mar 30, 2014.

  1. RS12

    RS12 Well-Known Member

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    Let’s look at the tight ends first.

    Eric Ebron, North Carolina, 6-foot-4, 250 pounds, 4.6 40-yard dash time.

    “Hell no,” the personnel man said when asked if he was as good as Eifert. “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.”

    “He can run, and he has good hands,” the AFC executive said. “He could be (as good as Eifert). He can go deep for you. He probably needs to improve his blocking.”

    [IMG]Is North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron the game-changer many are hyping him up to be? There is some debate as to if he is or isn't.Keith Srakocic/Associated Press
    “He’s a player,” the scout said. “He’s definitely a first-round pick. It’s just a matter of how high someone takes him.”

    Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Washington, 6-6, 266, 4.68

    “He’s more overrated and a bigger pain in the (butt) than the other guy,” the personnel man said. “And he blocks like a wide receiver. I don’t want any part of him.”

    “There’s great size, but he’s a little lazy,” the executive said. “I’m not sure where he goes.”

    “If you can get him in the second or third round, it’s not bad,” the scout said. “No, he’s not a first-round pick.”

    Jace Amaro, Texas Tech, 6-5, 265, 4.76

    “He’s a glorified possession slot receiver,” the personnel man said. “He can catch the ball, but he’s not real tough.”

    “He lines up in the slot 99 percent of the time,” the executive said. “He’s an underneath guy. He’s not going downfield. He does have good hands, catches everything.”

    C.J. Fiedorowicz, Iowa, 6-5, 265, 4.76

    http://www.nj.com/times-sports/index.ssf/2014/03/eckel_three_men_love_nfl_draft.html
  2. jimnabby

    jimnabby Well-Known Member Zone Supporter

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    Uh oh. I guess we should trade out of this draft for future picks, when there'll be a better TE crop to choose from.
  3. fishspill

    fishspill Well-Known Member

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    Gonna have to get that tight end in the first or second, I suppose.

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