Joe Lombardi was plucked out of New Orleans to become the Detroit Lions' new offensive coordinator, and he has brought the Saints' playbook with him.

Now could he get his own Jimmy Graham?

North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron, who has drawn comparisons to the star New Orleans tight end, is widely considered the No. 1 prospect at the position for this year's draft. NFL Network analyst Mike Mayock believes Ebron is good enough to warrant a top-10 pick.

And the Lions, holding the No. 10 pick, could have a need at tight end if they don't re-sign Brandon Pettigrew.

"Ebron, to me, is a top-10 pick," Mayock said Tuesday during a teleconference with reporters. "And in today's NFL, he might even go in the top 10 just because of what he brings to the table."

What he brings to the table is probably the best pass-catching skills of any tight end in the draft. The 6-foot-4 prospect hauled in 102 catches for 1,598 yards and seven touchdowns the past two seasons.

Ebron seems like a basketball player stuck in a football player's body. He's too big to be covered by defensive backs and too fast to be covered by linebackers.