The Pittsburgh Steelers could be in the market for a tight end in the 2014 NFL Draft and they are made sure to visit with one of the best in the draft class on Friday.
North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron said Saturday in an interview on NFL.com that he met with the Steelers and got along great with head coach Mike Tomlin.
“I think me and Mike Tomlin had a great conversation,” said Ebron. “We was just in there cutting it up as if we’ve known each other for a long time. As I was explaining my history, I felt like he felt me more out of anybody.”
Ebron measured in at the combine at just over 6 feet, 4 inches and weighed 250 pounds. His official 40 yard dash time is listed as 4.60 seconds and he put up 225 pounds on the bench 24 times. The Tarheel, however, wasn’t able to do much on-the-field work after running as he said he tweaked his hamstring.
Ebron, a 2013 Mackey Award Finalist, caught 62 passes for 973 yards and three touchdowns last season. He finished his college career with 112 catches for 1,805 yards and 8 touchdowns.