North Carolina TE Eric Ebron
Measurables: 6-4, 245
2012: 40 catches for 625 yards and four touchdowns
Coach's take: “That tight end, Eric Ebron, is impressive looking. He'll be a big part of what they do next year. Really versatile.”
Virginia CB Demetrious Nicholson
Measurables: 5-11, 185
2012: Tied for ACC lead in pass breakups with 15, added 56 tackles.
Coach's take: “He's undersized but he's a good football player. He stands out for them, seems to have good instincts. Should be an emerging player."
Ohio State RB Carlos Hyde
Measurables: 6-0, 242
2012: 185 carries for 970 yards and 16 touchdowns.
Coach's take: “Could be a great one if he continues. Strong, powerful back with great pad level…He probably doesn't have elite speed downfield.”
Arizona State QB Taylor Kelly
Year: Redshirt Junior
Measurables: 6-2, 203
2012: Second in Pac-12 in passing efficiency (159.9), 67.1 completion percentage, 29 touchdown passes, nine interceptions
Coach's take: “Apparently he's becoming a leader for that team. He has that little it factor to him where he'll get it done. He probably needs to tuck it more and take more sacks instead of trying to extend a play. He's got a nice future overall.”
*West Virginia receiver Kevin White -- “I think he can be a star for them.”
*Maryland WR Stefon Diggs -- "A big-time player."
*Virginia Tech DE Dadi Nicolas – “He's going to be a great pass rusher.”
*Oklahoma QB Blake Bell -- “I think he can spin it pretty good, too.”
As a UNC fan, it's nice to see Eric Ebron on that list. I think he will lead the ACC in receiving yards and touchdowns for a tight end next year. Ebron and Tabb will form a pretty solid tight end corp for the Heels this year.