|2015 Season - Average||39.2||400||1.9||0||0||0||0|
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|0 - Jamey Eisenberg||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|Current Player Ranking: 18|
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|08/27/2015||Vernon Davis, TE SF|
Steelers , DST PIT
|Eric Ebron, TE DET|
Dorial Green-Beckham, WR TEN
|08/27/2015||LeSean McCoy, RB BUF|
Eric Ebron, TE DET
|Rob Gronkowski, TE NE|
|08/27/2015||Eric Ebron, TE DET|
T.Y. Hilton, WR IND
Tom Brady, QB NE
|Andy Dalton, QB CIN|
Sammy Watkins, WR BUF
Peyton Manning, QB DEN
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Humbled Lions tight end Eric Ebron seeking better second season
|by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com|
|(6/2/15) Lions tight end Eric Ebron might be hurt that he has been deemed a bust after just one season in the NFL.
But he's not letting on.
"It is what it is," he told MLive.com. "It's one year. You can claim what you want to claim. Your opinions and your statements don't mean anything to me."
Those opinions and statements are based on a disappointing rookie season in which Ebron was held without a catch in two of his first three games, missed three others with a hamstring injury and never totaled more than 38 yards receiving in any game. He finished the year with 25 catches for 248 yards and one touchdown.
And considering the Lions had a chance to draft premier pass-catchers such as NFL Rookie of the Year Odell Beckham and Aaron Donald, one can understand the skepticism. After all, the team looked at Ebron as a Jimmy Graham clone who would thrive as a receiver out of the slot.
Ebron admits he has been changed as a person by the humbling experience.
"Absolutely," he said. "Totally different person. Just totally different person. Just more mature. Just continue to understand, and actually take advice. I was always standing out and always better than everyone else (growing up), as you would say. And I never really heeded advice. Now I do, from everybody."
Ebron can gain assurance by knowing that 49ers standout Vernon Davis, the last tight end chosen in the top 10 of the draft, recorded comparable numbers as a rookie. He caught20 passes for 265 yards in his first season before emerging as a Pro Bowler.
Lions TE Eric Ebron struggling with drops early in OTA's
|by Ruben Palacios | Staff Writer|
|(5/28/15) The Lions need tight end Eric Ebron to be one of their primary offensive weapons, but the second-year player has not looked like that early on in organized team activities, per mlive.com.
The 22-year-old is suffering from a severe case of butter fingers. He dropped at least three well-thrown balls and mishandled a high pass that hit his hands.
Ebron, though, is confident he will work through the drops and expects them to be a thing of the past.
"The one over the middle I shouldn't have dropped. Got down on myself, and it made me drop the next one," Ebron said. "That's just stuff that I've been practicing (to prevent), and I let it get to me.
"But it's Day 2 of OTAs. We're just out there competing. I'll settle down. Today was a bit jittery, but I'll settle down and that'll never happen again."
Ebron caught 25 passes for 248 yards and a touchdown in 13 games last season.
Lions TE Eric Ebron has been working out with Matthew Stafford
|by Dave Peters | CBSSports.com|
|(3/31/15) Lions offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi said that tight end Eric Ebron has been working out with quarterback Matthew Stafford in Atlanta this offseason, reports the Detroit News. Lombardi also said that the plan is to have Ebron be the No. 3 weapon in the passing game this year.
Ebron, 21, finished his rookie season with 25 catches for 248 yards and one touchdown.
"Listen, there's a big learning curve, obviously, for any rookie. And the tight end position is one that requires a lot," Lombardi said, per MLive.com. "As you look back, if you're self critical, maybe we asked a little too much from him from that perspective. I think there was just a volume that he struggled with early.
"But, listen, he was productive, and for anybody the second year is always where you see the biggest jump."
Lions expect more from Eric Ebron in 2015
|by Larry Hartstein | Senior Analyst|
|(2/4/15) Lions general manager Martin Mayhew isn't down on tight end Eric Ebron, despite the rookie failing to meet expectations. Ebron caught 25 passes for 248 yards and a touchdown after being selected 10th overall.
“I think he dealt with some typical rookie issues in learning the offense,” Mayhew told the team's website. “I think he got a lot better as the season went on, even after the hamstring (which forced him to miss three games).
“It may have calmed him down a little bit and I think he played better later in the year. Certainly I would expect better production next year. He’s certainly capable, he certainly has the ability. I think he’s going to be better the second year in our offense. I think a lot of our players are going to be better the second year in our offense and think he’s one of them. I do expect more from him.”
Ebron was targeted 46 times, and he had four drops.
Lions TE Eric Ebron feels he can post Beckham-like numbers
|by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com|
|(1/8/15) Lions tight end Eric Ebron did not have the statistical campaign many anticipated or what he expected as a rookie in 2014. However, Ebron vows his production will improve, per MLive.com.
"(The stats) might not have been what you guys all expected for me to do, or things like that, but it definitely will improve," Ebron said.
Ebron totaled 25 catches for 248 yards and one touchdown in 13 games (seven starts). Ebron is so confident his numbers will improve that he feels he can be in the same ballpark as Giants rookie receiver Odell Beckham Jr., who totaled 91 catches for 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns in '14.
"Absolutely," Ebron said. "It's myself. I hold myself to high standards. So I always see a lot of things happening, and in the future, maybe it'll happen that way."
|We had a hunch that Eric Ebron would struggle as a rookie – but what about his second season? Expectations are higher for the 6-foot-4, 265-pound athletic freak. Lions general manager Martin Mayhew said this offseason that he expects him to get past issues involving his hamstring and learning the offense. If it happens, we should see it by the end of the preseason. Ebron has all sorts of upside and could even evolve into one of the next great breakout tight ends. Taking a chance on him with a late-round pick, whether you drafted a tight end early on or not, is the kind of low-risk, high-reward move that smart owners make.
(Updated 6/23/15) |