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2014 NFL Draft: 5 Potential Landing Spots For TE Eric Ebron

2014 NFL Draft: 5 Potential Landing Spots For TE Eric Ebron

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TE prospect Eric Ebron has been called the next Jimmy Graham, and any offense will instantly be upgraded with the addition of this 6-foot-4, 250-pound beast. He isn't projected to last past the first round, and don't be surprised to see him drafted within the top 10 picks.

Here are five potential landing spots for Ebron.

5. Baltimore Ravens

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5. Baltimore Ravens

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It may not seem to make much sense to select a tight end in the draft when the Ravens re-signed Dennis Pitta and added Owen Daniels into the mix, but signing Ebron is a long-term move. Offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak loves to use multiple tight ends in his schemes, and he would find plenty of ways to get Ebron into the mix. The Ravens are thinking about drafting a receiver, so drafting the best tight end in the draft makes sense.

4. New England Patriots

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4. New England Patriots

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If he is still available, this move is a must for the New England Patriots. The team is reportedly interested in Dustin Keller, so it does show that a plan is in place to add another tight end through free agency or the draft. Rob Gronkowski does not yet have a timeline for his return, so drafting Ebron would provide Tom Brady with much less frustration in 2014.

3. New York Jets

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3. New York Jets

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The New York Jets were criticized early in the offseason for not doing anything to improve the team, but the Jets ended up adding some of the best free agents on the market. Adding this playmaker could make the offense unstoppable.

2. New York Giants

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2. New York Giants

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Mel Kiper Jr. has projected that Ebron will be selected by the Giants with the 12th pick, and he tends to know his stuff. There hasn't been much noise around this notion, but the need is definitely there. The organization must find a way to help Eli Manning find his mojo again, and having Ebron as a target could be the solution.

1. Buffalo Bills

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1. Buffalo Bills

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The Buffalo Bills must add more weapons for E.J. Manuel if the organization considers him a long-term option, and drafting Ebron would give the young quarterback a great safety blanket. With the ninth pick in the draft, the Bills should not waste any time and select the future Jimmy Graham.