2014 Draft Preview: Tight Ends

Posted Apr 16, 2014

Eric Ebron

EA Take: Ebron is a lock to be the first tight end selected and he very well could be a top 10 pick. A talented athlete who will stretch the field immediately, Ebron dropped a few at his pro day and he is not an overwhelming blocker. But you want Ebron creating mismatches, so he will be running a lot of routes on the next level.

Jace Amaro

EA Take: Amaro did a nice job at his pro day, cutting his 40 times down to 4.59 and 4.62. Detractors will say he took advantage of the spread scheme at Tech and was basically a big inside receiver. Amaro though is a big target and you can’t argue with his production. Depending on what the Jets did in the first round, it would be interesting to see if this former Red Raider is around towards the middle of round two.

Austin Seferian-Jenkins

EA Take: Could be some “steal” potential here because of injury. Doctors discovered a stress fracture during medical testing in Indy and ASJ had surgery to clean things up. He is not scheduled to work out before the draft. Not a deep threat, Jenkins possesses quality hands and long arms and the big fella can run through arm tackles.

Troy Niklas

EA Take: A converted DE/OLB, Niklas has played tight end just two years. Referred to as both “Hercules” and “Thor” in the weight room, Niklas likes to bring the pain in the blocking department and he is an intriguing prospect who should only get better as a receiver.

 C.J. Fiedorwicz

EA Take: Had a chance to speak with C.J. down at the Senior Bowl and he was eager to showcase his receiving skills to pro scouts. Asked to block a lot for the Hawks, this is the kind of player who could get a long look from the Jets because they already have their move guy in Jeff Cumberland.

Crockett Gillmore

EA Take: A first-team All-Mountain West performer, Gillmore flashed in the Senior Bowl with five receptions for 61 yards and a score. A converted defensive end, Gillmore actually has a lot of information posted on

Arthur Lynch

EA Take: This is not an overly deep TE class and once you get beyond the top five, clubs will start looking hard at special teams attributes. Lynch, a team captain at UGA, has to become stronger in the blocking department.

Jake Murphy

EA Take: Son of former Braves great Dale Murphy, Jake has good hands and has been praised for his route running. Despite missing four games last season with a broken wrist, Murphy skipped his senior season and entered the draft.

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