NFL Mock Draft 2014: New York Giants Select Eric Ebron

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With the twelfth overall pick in the 2014 Canal Street Chronicles community mock draft, the NY Giants (represented by Khannar) select...

Eric Ebron, TE, UNC

Eli Manning is coming off a less than stellar year, to say the least, having thrown twenty seven interceptions to only eighteen touchdowns. These less than mediocre stats are probably a mark of the decline of the younger Manning brother, but the Giants will fight that decline tooth and nail for future chances at Superbowls with Manning's uncanny ability to win games in the playoffs. This is why they have signed some insane number of free agents from other rosters, I believe ranking second with fifteen new players. However, with the loss of Hakeem Nicks, Manning could use more targets if the Giants are to compete for a playoff berth in the near future.

Enter Eric Ebron.

Ebron is a very athletically gifted tight end out of UNC who could provide a solid target for Manning from the tight end position, which is a pretty weak position for on the Giants roster. He routinely finds and takes advantage of openings on the field to make big plays in, and has an outstanding set of hands, making one handed grabs look like a regular thing. Defensive backs are mismatched against him, as he uses his 6'4", 250 pound frame to box them out for jump balls. When he plays, he looks like a big wide receiver with his hands and athleticism rather than a tight end, which is a huge boon for a team's passing game. The biggest knocks on him are his lack of blocking ability, which it seams becomes less and less important for a tight end every year, and what has been perceived as his loud, egotistical attitude, which could rub some people the wrong way.

The Giants top receiving option on the roster is currently Victor Cruz. After him lurk Rueben Randle, who is primed for a break out year if he can put everything together, and Mario Manningham, who hasn't scared anyone since his miracle catch in the last Giants Pats Super Bowl. The addition of Ebron could potentially provide Manning with enough targets to make a regular season push to make the playoffs. And once he's there, he very well may have one more miracle play in the Super Bowl to get himself another ring.

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Thanks to all the CSC members who participated in this year's community mock draft. Without your help, none of this would be possible.

Below are the complete results from our community mock draft.

Catch up with all of the mock draft selections in our 2014 CSC Community Mock Draft Hub.

Pick Team Selection Team Representative Approval Rating
1 Houston Texans QB Teddy Bridgewater - Louisville
Tee Word 30%
2 St. Louis Rams DE Jadeveon Clowney - South Carolina Kevin Sean Held 57%
3 Jacksonville Jaguars QB Johnny Manziel - Texas A&M Alex Swift 59%
4 Cleveland Browns WR Sammy Watkins - Clemson Shadow Flash 80%
5 Oakland Raiders LB Khalil Mack - Buffalo Khannar 71%
6 Atlanta Falcons OT Greg Robinson - Auburn Dave Choate 80%
7 Tampa Bay Buccaneers QB Blake Bortles - UCF russty 31%
8 Minnesota Vikings CB Justin Gilbert - Oklahoma St. JackMarzullo 50%
9 Buffalo Bills OT Jake Matthews - Texas A&M Letloosethedogsofwar 88%
10 Detroit Lions WR Mike Evans - Texas A&M Monkey Poop Battle 49%
11 Tennessee Titans LB Anthony Barr - UCLA Lostastic
12 NY Giants TE Eric Ebron - UNC Khannar
13 St. Louis Rams
hooahsaint2.0
14 Chicago Bears
BlackandGold4ever
15 Pittsburgh Steelers
saintmanumit
16 Dallas Cowboys
Ryan Edwards
17 Baltimore Ravens
Tee Word
18 NY Jets
Monkey Poop Battle
19 Miami Dolphins
Letloosethedogsofwar
20 Arizona Cardinals
Alex Swift
21 Green Bay Packers
BlackandGold4ever
22 Philadelphia Eagles
organictallman
23 Kansas City Chiefs
coldpizza
24 Cincinnati Bengals
coldpizza
25 San Diego Chargers
Lostastic
26 Cleveland Browns
Shadow Flash
27 New Orleans Saints
Dave Cariello
28 Carolina Panthers
Ryan Edwards
29 New England Patriots
Shadow Flash
30 San Francisco 49ers
saintmanumit
31 Denver Broncos
Alex Swift
32 Seattle Seahawks
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