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Eric Ebron thinks Bills want to draft him

If the Buffalo Bills could have signed North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron when he made a pre-draft visit on April 4, they would have.

Or at least that's what Ebron thinks.

MMQB.com's Peter King wrote Monday that Ebron, who is expected to be the first tight end selected in May's draft, recently told one team he believed the Detroit Lions would draft him.

Ebron was asked about the report later Monday by SiriusXM's Alex Marvez and Gil Brandt.

"That was one of the teams that, I said -- this is me quoting me -- I said, if I had my choice of a team, the teams that are high upon me right now -- that I believe are high upon me -- is the Buffalo Bills and the Detroit Lions," Ebron told SiriusXM. "Those are the two teams that I believe are the highest upon me.

"Now are they telling the same thing that they're telling me to everybody else? I don't know. But that was from my perspective, from my point of view, those are the two teams that I believe if they could have signed me that day, would have."

Ebron should still be on the board when the Bills select at ninth overall, but he is just one of several top prospects who have made pre-draft visits to Buffalo. Other potential first-rounders -- Texas A&M's Jake Matthews, LSU's Odell Beckham, Virginia Tech's Kyle Fuller, and Ohio State's Bradley Roby and Ryan Shazier -- have also met with the Bills at their facility this month.