McShay Mock Draft: Ravens Select a Tight End


Oct 17, 2013; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels tight end Eric Ebron (85) runs for a touchdown as Miami Hurricanes defensive back Antonio Crawford (21) defends in the first quarter at Kenan Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Todd McShay of Scouts, Inc came out with his latest first round mock draft. For the Ravens he chose North Carolina Tight End Eric Ebron.

"Analysis: The Ravens would probably jump on one of the top three WR prospects if one falls to them here at No. 16 (or No. 17, if they lose their coin flip with the Cowboys at the combine), and they could also consider a tackle like Notre Dame’s Zack Martin or consider trading back and drafting a tackle a little later. But Ebron would be a good fit, with Dennis Pitta (coming off an injury) and Ed Dickson (who has been disappointing) both set to become free agents, along with veteran Dallas Clark, and he would provide a legit vertical threat down the middle of the field for Joe Flacco. Ebron is the top TE prospect in this class."

The reasoning for the selection by McShay is spot on but I don’t believe he will still be available at 16/17. Buffalo could stand in the way of landing a top tier tight end like Ebron. A more viable option could be Jace Amaro in Round two and look at either wide receiver or offensive line in the first.