The Buffalo Bills announced on Friday that three more 2014 NFL Draft prospects are visiting team headquarters: North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron, Oregon State defensive end Scott Crichton and LSU running back Jeremy Hill.
Ebron is a 6'4", 250-pound receiving tight end with 4.6-second speed that is widely considered not only the best tight end prospect available in the 2014 NFL Draft, but a virtual lock to be taken within the Top 20 picks. Bills GM Doug Whaley told WGR 550 in March that he had personally taken in Ebron's eight-catch, 199-yard performance against Miami (FL) last season. He had previously disclosed his impending visit to One Bills Drive; now it's confirmed.
Crichton (6'3", 273, 4.84-second 40-yard dash) is considered a second-day prospect in this year's draft class. The redshirt junior was a three-year starter with the Beavers, accumulating 165 tackles, 51 tackles for loss and 22.5 sacks in 38 games over that time period. While he's not an explosive athlete, Crichton is considered one of the top base 4-3 ends available this year.
Hill, likewise, is also considered a day two or early day three prospect. The 6'1", 233-pound power back (with 4.66 speed) entered the draft as a redshirt sophomore after piling up 2,410 yards from scrimmage and 28 touchdowns on 373 touches over two years.
Buffalo has now confirmed 10 of their 30 allowed pre-draft visitors this week. Here's the full list, which we're also keeping track of in this StoryStream.
|Eric Ebron||TE||North Carolina||6043||250||4.60|
|Troy Niklas||TE||Notre Dame||6064||270|
|Scott Crichton||DE||Oregon State||6030||273||4.84|
|Ryan Shazier||LB||Ohio State||6010||237|
|Bradley Roby||CB||Ohio State||5110||194||4.39|