Oct 26, 2013; Chapel Hill, NC, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels tight end Eric Ebron (85) drives past Boston College Eagles defensive back Bryce Jones (17) during the second half at Kenan Memorial Stadium. North Carolina won 34-10. Mandatory Credit: Liz Condo-USA TODAY Sports

2014 NFL Draft: Eric Ebron Believes He Will Be Drafted by Detroit Lions

Is a favorite emerging to be drafted by the Detroit Lions in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft? It seems Eric Ebron, a tight end out of North Carolina, believes he’s it.

In today’s Monday Morning Quarterback column, Peter King relays what he’s hearing.

Detroit taking a tight end? I doubt it, but North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron, the clear top tight end in this year’s draft, was asked by one team he visited recently who he thought would pick him. “Detroit,’’ he said.

I’m sure prospects get all sort of warm fuzzy feelings from teams that never draft them, while others hear little to nothing from teams that end up drafting them. It is also important to note that there isn’t anything more here than Ebron’s opinion and the well-connected King throws in his opinion that he doubts the Lions will take a tight end early in the draft.

In years past we would be just days away from the draft or already recapping what happened but we still have two and a half weeks before we finally get to see how it plays out. At this point we’re still trying to figure out how serious the Lions are about trading up and the Houston Texans haven’t made a decision on the first overall pick.

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