Eric Ebron enters 2014 NFL Draft

Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers may target Ebron come May.

North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron is entering the 2014 NFL Draft, according to UNC's official Twitter page. Ebron has 100 catches for 1,606 yards in his career so far, including eight touchdowns. He's widely expected to be the top tight end in the draft, and could go as high as the top 10 -- which makes him a possible target for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, who lack a versatile tight end right now.


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Two-tight end offenses have started to dominate the NFL in recent years, ever since the New England Patriots drafted Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez in the 2010 NFL draft. The Bucs have shied away from that trend and have indeed struggled to get any production out of the tight end position -- until this year, that is. Undrafted free agent Tim Wright isn't much of blocker, but he's put up an impressive 34 catches for 366 yards. Pairing him with Ebron would make the Bucs' offense very difficult to defend.

Right now the Bucs hold the fifth overall pick in the draft, and three quarterbacks are likely to go ahead of that pick -- which means it may be hard for them to find an upgrade over Mike Glennon, who has looked good in the past two games. If so, defensive end would become the team's biggest need, but tight end wouldn't be far behind. With Ebron officially in the draft, they could very well target him.

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