Eric Ebron NFL Draft 2014: Grading Lions' 1st-Round Pick

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Eric Ebron was drafted 10th overall by the Detroit Lions in the 2014 NFL draft. The former North Carolina tight end is a potential-laden prospect and was ultimately too much for the Lions to overlook.

Ebron is a former defensive end who became a force at tight end for the Tar Heels, with his size and speed making him a matchup nightmare in college. He made an impact all three years he was at North Carolina and quickly established himself as one of this season's top prospects.

He possesses the unique combination of speed, size and hands to make a serious impact in the pros. His freakish athleticism makes him the kind of prototypical pass-catching tight end that offensive coordinators dream of landing in the draft, and he can be a really sharp route-runner.

But Ebron isn't a can't-miss prospect; for all his size and strength, he can be pushed off his routes, which could be exploited by pro defenses. His blocking is still very much a work in progress, as he doesn't have much experience working on an offensive line, having typically lined up in the slot with the Tar Heels.

Will Ebron become the pass-catching force many envision in the NFL? Or will his blocking and tendency to get knocked around make him a high-profile disappointment? Watch as our draft experts discuss his ceiling and what he brings to the Lions.

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