Tight end Eric Ebron said that the Detroit Lions are one of four teams he is scheduled to visit on a pre-draft interviews in April. Ebron was interviewed by ProFootballTalk.com today (Wednesday).
He is considered the top tight end in the draft and could be available to the Lions who have the 10th overall pick.
Ebron, 6-foot-4 and 250 pounds, played at North Carolina and ran a 4.60 in the 40-yard dash at the NFL Combine.
Last season he established school records for single-season receptions (62), single-season receiving yards (973), career receptions (112) and career receiving yards (1,805) at tight end.
CBSSports.com compares him to San Francisco tight end Vernon Davis because they both move like wide receivers but have the size “to create mismatches in coverage.’’
Ebron said he will also visit the Bills, Ravens and Panthers. The NFL draft is later this year — May 8-10.
It would appear that since the Lions re-signed tight end Brandon Pettigrew last week that they are all set at tight end. The other three tight ends on the roster include Joe Fauria, Michael Williams and Matt Veldman.
However, general manager Martin Mayhew usually goes for the best player available when the Lions go on the clock at the draft.