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Saturday, April 28, 2012

Patriots select Jeremy Ebert WR Northwestern

By: Greg

With their last pick in the draft the Patriots get Jeremy Ebert WR Northwestern for their only offensive pick during the draft.  Ebert is another guy tht rated very high at the WR position by draft experts. He had 173 career receptions for Northwestern and ran a 4.3 during his draft day.  Ebert has speed but will have to beat out some good competition to get a shot on this team, look for him to be on the practice squad.

He is a high character guy who played alot of slot receiver in college. He can get open and work the middle of the field as he is an excellent route runner. He stole the show at his pro day, running great 40, shuttle and cone drills.

Last season Ebert has 75 catches and 1060 yards with 11 tuddies for a team that likes to throw the ball around. Against Rice he had 208 yards and vs. Iowa he pulled in 13 catches.

NFL Draft Scout:
03/20/12 NFL DRAFT SCOUT RISER: Jeremy Ebert, WR, Northwestern: For a player with 173 career receptions in college, Ebert is far from a household name and hasn't received much attention in the pre-draft process. But after an impressive on-campus workout during Northwestern's pro day, perhaps that will change. Ebert, who didn't receive an invitation to the NFL Combine, ran his 40-yard dashes in the high 4.3's and low 4.4's, showing better-than-expected speed for the 20 teams in attendance. He also impressed with his numbers in the other drills, including the vertical jump (33 inches), broad jump (9'4) and short shuttle (4.15). Also, Ebert's time of 6.70 in the 3-cone drill would have ranked him third among all receivers at the Combine. He is a reliable possession receiver with soft hands and very good focus to make challenging catches. Ebert tracks the ball well and shows savvy and toughness on the field that shows up on tape. He is still widely viewed as a late round player or priority free agent, but he is moving up draft boards for most teams. - Dane Brugler,

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