I just don't get the love for Ebron.
Not a complete TE, bad hands, ....he just isn't very good. Nowhere near a 12th overall pick.
Ebron has good hands but he isn't what the Giants need in terms of a guy who can also block. He is not a complete Tight end. He may fit certain scheme's perfect but Giants other than last year have always had TE's that could do both effectively. I think the Giants have to go DT first round if they choose Donald so be it, its the weakest spot on the roster in terms of depth.
From games I watched I didn't see him as a bad blocker, I just didn't see him used to block much. I think it was more of their scheme than his lack of blocking ability.
As a receiver he had a ton of wow plays, one handers, twisting body catches, etc.....and on the flip he drops a lot of easy balls. He does not have good hands. Big plays and good hands are different things.
IMO his upside is worth taking a chance on as I do have confidence on him being a solid, willing blocker. If he can rid of the dropsies (which is possible) he will be a steal.
i think people are overlooking the fact that we have a new offense. we could be seeing a change in what we traditionally do at the TE position. the new wave of the NFL is to have your TE line up in the slot and be a receiving option more often than a blocker, and we have a young new offensive coordinator who was an ex TEs coach and whos ex team has run TEs out wide before.
i honestly dont know what the Giants strategy is for their offense, no one does, but the draft will tell us exactly how it will be. if the Giants take Ebron first you an bet your bottom dollar we will be more like those teams that use their TEs as receivers more often, something were not accustomed to. if we take Evans you can tell WR will be highly valued. and if we go Donald it will show were content with the offense and McAdoo has a plan with these guys already here and could be more of a west coast system.
1st pick to be will dictate how McAdoo and the front office views the personnel we already have on offense and will give an idea of what type of offense we will run
We got our blocking TE in Davis and Ebron is not as bad a blocker as some of you make him out to be. I also think people see his dropped balls numbers and think he's got bad hands. I've watched most UNC and 99% of his drops were terrible passes. Ebron has excellent hands, but some of you will only listen to the dummies at cbs sports.
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Nothing against the player, just not at 12.
Seriously we, including myself are forcing the subject of Ebron ad nauseam, its going to the point where people are going to hate talking about him to the point of they will loathe the pick or he forms a almost homerish following where he is the best prospect since V.Davis
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