Friday, February 14, 2014
Combine Watch: TE Eric Ebron
By Dan Graziano ESPN.com
With the NFL scouting combine set to begin next week, I thought we'd take a look at a handful of prospects the New York Giants might consider with the No. 12 pick in the first round. I'm going to start today and pick it up again Monday, take you right up until things get going in Indianapolis. Sound good? Yeah, I thought so. Today's entry would be a fun one for Eli Manning, even if he wouldn't address the Giants' most pressing need.
Why they'd take him: Maybe they've addressed offensive line to their satisfaction in free agency before the draft rolls around. Maybe they think their line needs are at guard and center, not tackle, and there's no value in taking a guard or center this high. Or maybe, like a lot of teams built around expensive franchise quarterbacks, they want to give their guy more weapons in the passing game. The Giants have been getting by with one-year bargain types at tight end for a few years now. May be time to invest in a longer-term solution.