TE Eric Ebron – North Carolina
Ebron models his game after the now playmaking tight end for the San Francisco 49ers.
"Just because (of the) similarities,” said Ebron. “His speed, he's powerful, he's very strong at the line of scrimmage. Love everything about him."
The tight end prospect proved his athletic skill set was similar to that of the Pro Bowl tight end at the NFL combine where he had the second-fastest 40 time among tight ends posting a 4.6. He also had 24 reps on the bench, a 32-inch vertical and a 10-foot broad jump. Whether he’ll be drafted in the top 10 like Davis, who went sixth overall in 2005 is another story.
Still, the talented tight end is seen by most as a mid-first round selection.
DE Scott Crichton - Oregon State
At the NFL combine, Crichton ran a 4.84 40 time and posted 24 reps on the bench press along with a 31.5-inch vertical and nine-foot broad jump.
His greatest asset might be his 10 1/8-inch hands as he is effective at controlling offensive linemen and shedding them to make plays as evidenced by his 51 career tackles for loss, 22.5 sacks and 10 forced fumbles.
"It starts with my get-off. Just being explosive and coming off right off the line and then you've got to have technique,” said Crichton. “I've worked on my craft these last couple years and I feel like I have improved and progressed as a defensive end using my hands, using my power, my speed. I think all those attributes help me a lot.''
Crichton looks tailor made for a defensive end role in a 4-3 defense. He’s projected as a second-round pick.
RB Jeremy Hill – LSU
Though part of a rotation in the LSU backfield, Hill still rushed for 1,401 yards on 203 carries to average almost seven yards a tote (6.9) with 16 touchdowns. His production however, is often credited to one of the better offensive lines in the country. Hill also added 18 receptions for 181 yards.
There are some off the field concerns with Hill, who has had a couple of run-ins with the law, but he said he was up front about everything with teams at the NFL combine.
“They’ve done their homework,” said Hill. “They know what’s going on. It’s up to me to be honest about it and be forthcoming. I let them know everything that happened. I put myself in those situations. I can’t really focus on that. All I can do is make the right decisions going forward and put myself in the best position possible.”
Hill ran a 4.66 at the combine along with 20 reps on the bench, a 29-inch vertical and a 9’5” broad jump. LSU’s pro day is April 9th where Hill is expected to try to shave some tenths off his 40 time. He’s forecast as a mid-round pick.