Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron tweeted a congratulations to his former position coach, Walt Bell, after it was announced that he would be leaving Arkansas State and taking the offensive coordinator job at Maryland.
— Eric Ebron (@Ebron85) December 22, 2015
Ebron worked with Bell during his stop prior to Arkansas State, North Carolina, when Bell was the program's tight ends coach.
Under Bell's watch, Ebron caught 62 passes for 973 yards and three touchdowns as a junior with the Tar Heels in 2013. That vaulted the 6-4, 245-pounder up draft boards and into the Top 10 of the 2014 NFL Draft.
The Detroit Lions selected him No. 10 overall.
After a rookie season in which he caught 25 passes for 248 yards, he has progressed in his second season. Ebron has caught 38 passes for 463 yards in six starts so far in 2015.
Maryland featured tight ends in their passing game more prominently this past season and seem to have found something in sophomore-to-be Avery Edwards.
Though inconsistent, Edwards proved he could be a threat in the passing game. He caught 14 passes for 115 yards and added two touchdowns in 2015.