Jeremy Ebert (WR) article


Tight end Drake Dunsmore drew the attention for Northwestern at the NFL combine last month. At the school's pro day Thursday in Evanston, it was his roommate's turn. Wide receiver Jeremy Ebert, who was not invited to the combine, worked out as if he should have been. Ebert ran a 4.38-second 40-yard dash, bench pressed 225 pounds 16 times and looked smooth in his route running and receiving. The performance had scouts buzzing and should help Ebert's draft stock. "Not getting invited to the combine kind of hurt, but I showed up today and showed them what I can do," Ebert said. "I've been told it's a very deep group of inside slot receivers this year," Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald said. "I would put him up there with any of them. We think he's faster than maybe some people think based on watching tape." In positional work, Ebert was on the receiving end of a beautiful 50-yard bomb from Dan Persa. Ebert caught the pass with his back to the quarterback and his arms outstretched.