BIO: Part-time starter the past two seasons. Posted career numbers of 21/285/2 as a senior. Entered Michigan in 2000, then sat out the next two years serving on a Mormon mission.
POSITIVES: Consistent football player with marginal athletic skills. Quickly releases into routes, extends and catches the pass with his hands away from his frame. Lays out for the difficult reception or makes the tough catch in traffic. Gives effort blocking making effective use of angles and body positioning.
NEGATIVES: Does not play with great balance, strength or speed.
ANALYSIS: A solid second tight end at Michigan, Ecker is reliable yet lacks great upside for the next level. Could find a home as a No. 3 player at the position.