Patriots Draft Pick Review: Jeremy Ebert

Jeremy Ebert NFL Draft

Jeremy Ebert didn’t see the field for New England in 2012.

NEPD Staff Writer: Tony Santorsa

New England’s final pick of the 2012 NFL Draft was wide receiver Jeremy Ebert out of Northwestern as he was selected in the seventh round, 235th overall.

While playing at Northwestern, Ebert was utilized as a slot receiver as he recorded fairly productive stats his senior year: 75 receptions, 1,060 yards and 11 touchdowns.

Ebert recorded solid numbers at his pro day as he posted a 4.38 40-yard dash time—which is ideal for a slot receiver at the NFL level. Ebert stands in at six feet while weighing 195 lbs.

My only complaint with Ebert is that he’s not very versatile as he wasn’t used much as a return man with in college—but that could obviously change heading into his second year at the professional level.

Ebert didn’t see the field once in 2012.

Following training camp, New England ended up releasing Ebert on August 31 and was actually signed to the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad two weeks later. Following his release from Philly, he ended up returning to the Patriots as a member of their practice squad on November 27.

In all honesty, I’m not sure how to assess Ebert. I suppose you could say that it’s impressive that he was a member of the Patriots for the majority of the 2012 season, considering that he was a seventh round draft pick.

Entering 2013, I certainly have my doubts on whether or not he’ll make the team’s final roster come the end of training camp. If Julian Edelman or Wes Welker are able to test the free agent waters, those chances certainly will go up.

2012 Stats: N/A

Letter Grade: Incomplete

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5 Responses to “Patriots Draft Pick Review: Jeremy Ebert”

  1. kdog says:

    I think he missed the start of training camp due to NWesterns late graduation schedule. . . maybe with a full camp. . .

  2. Russell Easterbrooks says:

    Ebert just needs time , to play after a year of understand the O, at the PRO level. This is the importantance to drafting a guy now who can get the system down, improve at the PRO level, and hopefully play along time for the team at a high level! Each guy we drafted last year went through the year gaining experanice , and an understanding of how things are done at the PRO level.

    • td says:

      It’s not always a ringing endorsement if a draftee has to “learn” our system. They should be able to get in and do something, although at the slot position he did have Welker & Edelman in front of him for most of the season. If he were more than a slot guy and was smart, we probably would not have needed to bring back Stallworth and Branch.

      • brian says:

        This system isn’t like other systems, you don’t have time to “develop” a guy on the fly if you have superior options. With Welker and Edleman plus all the other options he wasn’t going to break through. He’s viable depth in case they let Welker and/or Edleman go, or at least competition for a depth role. If they decide to allocate a limited budget at receiver they’ll need to have some internal options to fill depth outside of Lloyd.

  3. J.H TARBORO says:

    Jeremy Ebert will be a very good player for New England, Go to youtube, and watch his college highlights. Watch him burn Tavon Wilson twice in the same game for 2TDs.

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