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Eric Ebron is Delusional About Latest NFL Tight End Rankings

Jason Schandl
Eric Ebron had a delusional take on a recent set of top-20 tight end rankings.
Eric Ebron had a delusional take on a recent set of top-20 tight end rankings. / Rob Leiter/Getty Images

Eric Ebron has always been outspoken, and he really seems to be ramping that up in the 2020 offseason. After taking some truly unnecessary shots at the Indianapolis Colts, he's now making a pretty ridiculous claim over how good he is.

Looking at that top-20 tight end list, to be better than 85 or 95 percent of this list, Ebron would have to be claiming he either belongs No. 4 (between Mark Andrews and Zach Ertz) or even at No. 2 (between Travis Kelce and George Kittle).

Sure, he's talking about fantasy football rankings, but considering fantasy stats reflect real-world production, the claim is no less ridiculous. Ebron has eclipsed 600 yards and 5 touchdowns exactly once in his six NFL seasons (both in 2018).

Andrews, Ertz, Kittle and Kelce all blew away those marks in 2019, each recorded either at least 1,000 yards or at least 8 touchdowns (and none posting anywhere near as few as Ebron's 375 yards or 3 touchdowns).

Confidence is great, and you love to see it in an NFL player. But this goes beyond confidence and starts to border on delusion.

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