85 Days Until The College Football Season Kicks Off
Keep it rolling with tight ends.
Yesterday for day 86 I went over a tight end that hasn’t made a ton of noise at the collegiate level, but does hail from Connecticut. Now today for day 85, I’ll highlight a tight end that was drafted in the top ten of the 2014 NFL Draft.
Eric Ebron played high school football at Smith High School in Greensboro, North Carolina. There he balled out and earned a 3 star rating and picked up offers from Alabama, Clemson, and North Carolina State. He opted to stay in state and committed to play for the North Carolina Tar Heels.
Ebron saw time as a true freshman in 10 games where he caught 10 balls for 207 yards and 1 score. As a sophomore in 2012, Ebron started all 11 games for the Tar Heels catching 40 passes for 625 yards and 4 touchdowns. He was also named Second Team All ACC.
In his third and final season in Chapel Hill, the 6’4 tight end went for 973 yards on 62 catches while also scoring 3 touchdowns. This dominant performance earned him First Team All ACC and Second Team AP All American. He would forgo his senior season and declare for the 2014 NFL Draft. Detroit drafted Ebron 10th overall and since entering the league he’s caught 33 touchdowns and made one Pro Bowl in 2018.
Tomorrow for day 84 we keep the run on tight ends going with a physical monster that has elevated the Falcons offense.