Thursday, March 6, 2014
McShay Mock 3.0 reax: Packers
By Rob Demovsky
If North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron is available when the Green Bay Packers pick at No. 21, they would have a tough time passing on him.
In what looks like a strong -- or perhaps more apropos -- an athletic class of tight ends, Ebron is the standout. That is why ESPN's Todd McShay has Ebron as the top tight end in his latest mock draft , version 3.0, which went live on Thursday.
Despite the Packers' needs on defense, McShay thinks Ebron would be a perfect fit for their offense. Although he has Ebon going to Green Bay, McShay seems to have doubts about whether he will be available when the Packers pick at No. 21.
McShay wrote: "Aaron Rodgers would love to have this guy on his team."
Much of that could depend on what the Packers decide to do with Jermichael Finley, their ultra-talented tight end who is coming off a neck injury and was in the final year of his contract.
One thing seems clear, McShay does not believe the Packers will be in position to draft either of the top-two safeties. He projects the St. Louis Rams will take Calvin Pryor of Louisville at No. 13 and the Pittsburgh Steelers will take Ha Ha Clinton-Dix of Alabama two spots later.
According to the latest mock draft, the Packers would have the option to take either Notre Dame nose tackle Louis Nix III or Minnesota defensive tackle Ra'Shede Hageman. He has both going in the first round, but after the Packers pick at 21.