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Cover 2: Buffalo LB Khalil Mack & North Carolina TE Eric Ebron

Posted Apr 14, 2014

Cover 2 is a daily look at players on NFL Media analyst Daniel Jeremiah’s top 50 prospects in the 25 days leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft.

The following players who entered the 2014 NFL Draft were ranked in Daniel Jeremiah's top 50 (as of April 1). Click below for a write-up of each duo:

RB Carlos Hyde/RB Bishop Sankey | LB Khalil Mack/TE Eric Ebron | LB Anthony Barr/TE Jace Amaro |
LB C.J. Mosley/TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins | LB Ryan Shazier/LB Chris Borland |
OT Greg Robinson/DE Jadeveon Clowney | OT Jake Matthews/DT Aaron Donald |
OT Taylor Lewan/DT Timmy Jernigan | OT Zack Martin/DT Louis Nix III |
OT Morgan Moses/DT Ra’Shede Hageman | OT Cyrus Kouandjio/DE Kony Ealy |
G Xavier Su’a-Filo/DE Dee Ford | G Brandon Thomas/DE Stephon Tuitt |
QB Teddy Bridgewater/DE Demarcus Lawrence | QB Johnny Manziel/DT Dominique Easley |
QB Blake Bortles/QB Derek Carr | WR Sammy Watkins/CB Justin Gilbert |
WR Mike Evans/FS Calvin Pryor | WR Odell Beckham Jr./FS Ha Ha Clinton-Dix |
WR Marqise Lee/CB Darqueze Dennard | WR Kelvin Benjamin/CB Bradley Roby |
WR Brandin Cooks/CB Kyle Fuller | WR Jarvis Landry/CB Jason Verrett |
WR Davante Adams/SS Jimmie Ward | WR Paul Richardson/CB Lamarcus Joyner

Khalil Mack, LB, Buffalo, Senior

College stats: Mack started all 48 games of his career and was named first-team All-MAC three consecutive seasons (2011-13). He was second-team All-American after recording 100 tackles (56 solo), 19 tackles for loss, 10.5 sacks, three interceptions and five forced fumbles in 2013. Mack returned two interceptions for touchdowns, including one against Ohio State when he also had nine tackles and 2.5 sacks. He posted 94 tackles (21 for loss), eight sacks and four forced fumbles in 2012. Mack recorded 65 tackles (20.5 for loss), 5.5 sacks and five forced fumbles in 2011. He had 68 tackles (14.5 for loss) and 4.5 sacks as a freshman in 2010 after redshirting in 2009.

Combine measurements: Height: 6 feet, 3 inches; Weight: 251 pounds

Combine performances: 40-yard dash: 4.65 seconds (tied for fourth among LBs); Bench press: 23 reps; Vertical jump: 40 inches (second among LBs); Broad jump: 10 feet, 8 inches (tied for second among LBs); 3-cone drill: 7.08 seconds; 20-yard shuttle: 4.18 seconds (fifth among LBs)

Jeremiah’s ranking: 4th out of the top 50 prospects

Eric Ebron, TE, North Carolina, Junior

College stats: Ebron had 55 catches for 895 yards in 2013 to break Vernon Davis’ conference record for receiving yards by a tight end in a season (871 in 2005). The performance garnered him first-team All-ACC and made him a semifinalist for the John Mackey Award and marked a continued increase in production every season. He had 40 catches for 625 yards and four TDs as a sophomore in 2012, and 10 receptions for 207 yards and one touchdown as a freshman in 2011.

Combine measurements: Height: 6 feet, 4 inches; Weight: 250 pounds

Combine performances: 40-yard dash: 4.6 seconds (second among TEs), Bench press: 24 reps; Vertical jump: 32 inches; Broad jump: 10 feet (tied for third among TEs)

Jeremiah’s ranking: 13th out of the top 50 prospects

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