2014 NFL Mock Draft: Eagles Chip Kelly Has A Plan
By Todd Duvall
Feb 22, 2014; Indianapolis, IN, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels tight end Eric Ebron watches the other tight ends do the vertical jump during the 2014 NFL Combine at Lucas Oil Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports
9. Buffalo Bills
Tight End, North Carolina
The NFL has become a pass happy league. Tight ends have become a vital part of many offenses. Ebron has outstanding athleticism for his size. At 6′ 4″, 250 and a 4.6 / 40 speed he can separate from linebackers and safeties. And break the tackles he can’t outrun.
Dec 26, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers defensive lineman Aaron Donald (97) during the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl against the Bowling Green Falcons at Ford Field. Pittsburgh Panthers defeated Bowling Green Falcons 30-27. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports
10. Detroit Lions
Defensive Tackle, Pittsburgh
The Lions aren’t missing much. But adding a defensive tackle could help tip the scales for the Lions this season. Hopefully Lions quarterback Matt Stafford can clean up his act this season and with help of the defense and a new head coach maybe they can be contenders this year.
October 12, 2013; Pasadena, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins linebacker Anthony Barr (11) defends against the California Golden Bears during the first half at the Rose Bowl. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports
11. Tennessee Titans
Outside Linebacker, UCLA
Probably one of the most sought after linebackers in the draft. He could make a huge difference for the Titans. But judging from last season, any help would be welcome.
Nov 9, 2013; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines offensive linesman Taylor Lewan (77) walks off the field after the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers at Michigan Stadium. Nebraska won 17-13. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports
12. New York Giants
Offensive Tackle, Michigan
Quarterback Eli Manning needs protection. He was rushed and hurried all last season and threw a career high 27 interceptions. Taylor Lewan can help give Manning a few extra steps and take his time to chuck the ball more accurately. Lewan could make the difference in the Giants’ season.