As Eric Ebron solidifies status, Kareem Martin boosts stock

Representatives from 30 NFL teams — including offensive line coaches from the Cincinnati Bengals and Jacksonville Jaguars, tight end coaches from the Cincinnati Bengals, Philadelphia Eagles and Pittsburgh Steelers, and a defensive line coach from the Philadelphia Eagles — were on hand for North Carolina’s pro day on Tuesday.

A total of 10 Tar Heels players worked out outdoors on FieldTurf.

While tight end Eric Ebron solidified his first-round draft status, defensive end Kareem Martin elevated his draft stock at the pro day.

Ebron (6-foot-4 1/4, 253) — Ebron ran the short shuttle in 4.57 seconds and the three-cone drill in 7.49 seconds; neither time is impressive. He stood on the rest of his numbers from the NFL Scouting Combine. Ebron had three drops during the positional drills — one on a go route and then two others — but the rest of the time he was outstanding catching the ball. He remains a prospect worthy of a first-round pick.

Martin (6-5 3/4, 270) — Martin stood on his numbers from the combine. He looked really good in the drills working out as a defensive end. Martin’s pro day probabl elevated him to a middle- to top-of-the-second-round selection.

Russell Bodine, C (6-2 7/8, 302) — Bodine stood on his numbers from the combine (he led all combine participants with 42 reps of 225 pounds on the bench press). Bodine had a good positional workout, showing off his strong upper body. Bodine looks like a third-day draft pick (Rounds 4-7).

Tre Boston, SS (5-11 3/4, 202) — Boston ran the 40 in 4.69 and 4.75 seconds. He stood on the rest of his numbers from the combine.

James Hurst, OT (6-5 3/8, 298) — Hurst worked out, but isn’t fully recovered from a broken left leg suffered in the Tar Heels’ win in the Belk Bowl on Dec. 28. Despite the injury, Hurst took the bull by the horns and worked out. He did the 40 in 5.54 and 5.60 seconds. He did the short shuttle in 4.57 seconds, had a 22-inch vertical jump and did 23 strength lifts. Hurst worked out in the positional drills, too, but his leg isn’t 100 percent healthy. Hopefully he sets up a day later for scouts to see him work out when he’s fully recovered.

Jabari Price, CB (5-10 1/2, 201) — Price ran the 40 in 4.53 and 4.55 seconds. He had a 29 1/2-inch vertical jump and 9-foot-4 broad jump. Price had an above average positional workout, showing real good ball skills.

Bryn Renner, QB (6-2 3/8, 220) — Renner stood on his numbers from the combine, and only threw passes at UNC’s pro day. Renner looks like a possible seventh-round draft pick or priority free-agent pickup following the draft.

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