The New England Patriots have selected Wide Receiver Jeremy Ebert out of Northwestern University with the 235’th overall pick in the NFL draft. The only OFFENSIVE player drafted by the Patriots this season, Ebert appears to be an ‘insurance policy’ against the chance that Wes Welker should hold out during the season. He was one of the nations top returning recievers as well, giving the already impressive New England Patriots Special Teams unit an even more competitive advantage going into their 2012 campaign.
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Pro Football Weekly’s Scouting report said the following:
Solidly built and durable. Good two-year production. Nifty route runner. Gets his head around and works back to the quarterback. Has slot experience and will work the middle. Catches the ones he should. Good field awareness. Has special-teams experience. Solid character.
Short arms. Needs to get stronger. Tight through his core. Average slot quickness. Gears down to cut. Struggles to separate vs. man coverage. Outmuscled in traffic — does not consistently haul in contested catches. Does not threaten vertically and struggles tracking over his shoulder. Production is inflated by short throws and bubble screens. Average burst and agility after the catch.
Productive, competitive, relatively monotone slot receiver lacking exceptional athletic traits. Needs room to operate and will have to stand out on special teams to stick.