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Eric Ebron

23-Year-Old Tight End – Detroit Lions

2015 Receiving Stats

Rec

47

Yds

537

TD

5

Avg

11.4

Tar

70

2016 Receiving Projections

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2016 Fantasy Football Outlook

Few players face as big a prove-it year as Ebron, who has largely disappointed since being drafted 10th overall in 2014. Ebron improved his numbers in Year 2, but it was still a mediocre showing from ...

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2016 ADP:  113.67

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (TE): Hidden

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Bye Week:  10

STATUS:  Probable     INJURY:  Undisclosed
HT: 6' 4"   WT: 255   DOB: 4/10/1993
College: North Carolina  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Eric Ebron Contract Information:

Signed a four-year rookie deal with the Lions in June 2014.

June 7, 2016  –  Eric Ebron News

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Ebron has been sidelined at OTAs due to an undisclosed injury, Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com reports.

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Eric Ebron NFL Stats
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  Receiving Rec Distance Big Rec Games Rushing Kick Ret Punt Ret Fumbles
Year Age Team G Rec Yards TD Tar Avg YPT 20+ 40+ 100+ 150+ 200+ Att Yards Avg TD Yds TD Yds TD Tot Lost
2014 21 Det 13 25 248 1 47 9.9 5.3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 22 Det 14 47 537 5 70 11.4 7.7 5 2 0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Eric Ebron Fantasy/Red Zone Stats
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  Fantasy Points Per Game Receiving Stats Red Zone Targets Rushing Stats Red Zone Runs
Year Age Team G Standard PPR 0.5 PPR Rec/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5 Att/G Yds/G In20 In10 In5
2014 21 Det 13 2.4 4.3 3.3 2 19 5 3 0 0 0 0 0 0
2015 22 Det 14 6.0 9.3 7.7 3 38 8 4 2 0 0 0 0 0
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Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Eric Ebron – Playing Time Overview

Snap Count Stats

613

Offensive Snaps in 2015

Eric Ebron was on the field for 613 of his team's snaps on offense in 2015.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2015

Eric Ebron was on the field for 9 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2015.

Year Off ST
2014 445 104
2015 613 9
Eric Ebron 2015 Game Log
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  Snap Count Receiving Rec Distance Rushing Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret Red Zone Targets Red Zone Runs
Week Opp Off ST Rec Yards TD Tar Avg 20+ 40+ Att Yards Avg TD Tot Lost Yds TD Yds TD In20 In10 In5 In20 In10 In5
1 @SD 30 4 4 53 1 5 13.3 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2 @Min 72 1 5 43 1 10 8.6 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
3 Den 71 1 4 61 0 5 15.3 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Sea 18 0 2 22 0 3 11.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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7 Min 46 0 5 89 1 5 17.8 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
8 @KC 46 0 3 24 0 5 8.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
9 @GB 32 1 4 28 0 8 7.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 Oak 38 0 0 0 0 2 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
11 Phi 35 0 2 28 0 3 14.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12 GB 41 1 2 9 1 2 4.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0
13 @StL 53 0 3 27 0 5 9.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
14 @NO 28 0 4 79 0 5 19.8 1 1 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
15 SF 49 0 4 49 0 5 12.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
16 @Chi 54 1 5 25 1 7 5.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 0

A blank stat line is used above whenever a player was not on the field for any plays in the game that week.

Measurables Overview for Eric Ebron  (View College Stats & News)
As Compared To Other Tight Ends
Height:   6' 4"
AVERAGE
Weight:   255 lbs
AVERAGE
40-Yard Dash:   4.56 sec
GREAT
Shuttle Time:   4.45 sec
WEAK
Cone Drill:   7.49 sec
TERRIBLE
Arm Length:   33.25 in
AVERAGE
Hand Length:   10.00 in
ABOVE AVERAGE
Vertical Jump:   32 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   120 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   24 reps
GREAT
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Eric Ebron: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ebron missed Thursday's OTA due to an unspecified injury, Tim Twentyman of Detroitlions.com reports.

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Ebron hopes to help the void in the Detroit passing offense created by the departure of wideout Calvin Johnson, MLive.com reports. "I'm going to try to be (QB) Matthew (Stafford)'s safety net, his best friend on the football field," Ebron said. "You always have to find that one guy, and I'm not going to say right now it's going to me, but that's what I'm going to work for, work toward during OTAs and minicamp."

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Ebron snagged 47 of 69 targets for 537 yards and five touchdowns during the 2015 season.

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Ebron caught five passes off of seven targets for 25 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's win over Chicago.

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Ebron hauled in four of five targets for 49 yards in Sunday's win over the 49ers.

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Ebron caught four passes (on five targets) for 79 yards in Monday's win over the Saints.

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Ebron (illness) is listed as active Monday at New Orleans, Tim Twentyman of the Lions' official site reports.

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Ebron (illness) is questionable for Monday's game against the Saints.

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Ebron nabbed three catches from five targets for 27 yards in Sunday's loss to the Rams.

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2015

Ebron failed to live up to sky-high expectations last year as the 10th overall draft pick. He was asked to learn four positions tight end, slot, wideout and H-back which overwhelmed him. And with Calvin Johnson and Golden Tate gobbling up 45 percent of the team's targets, in addition to three pass-catching running backs, there weren't many opportunities for Ebron, who also missed three games with a hamstring injury. He also didn't make good use of his opportunities. He caught only 53.2 percent of his targets, 36th among qualified tight ends, and ranked eighth with one drop every 8.5 attempts. The Lions classified those as "concentration drops," a result of too much thinking while running routes. After a year of learning the playbook and the position(s), Ebron enters Year 2 with solid upside. He is expected to be the third option in the passing game, according to offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi. With Megatron and Tate as deep threats on the outside, Ebron should be free to use his size advantage (6-4, 265) against linebackers in the middle and his 4.60 speed up the seam. And with improved concentration, his athleticism should take over he has a wide catch radius with long arms and huge hands and makes tacklers miss in the open field (5.2 yards after the catch, 9th). Ebron might have to fight for red-zone targets with Joseph Fauria, but Brandon Pettigrew likely will be relegated to a blocking role again this year.

2014

The 10th pick in this year's NFL Draft, Ebron finds himself in an advantageous situation. The Lions hired former Saints quarterbacks coach Joe Lombardi as offensive coordinator, and he plans to install a Saints-style passing attack with Ebron used like the versatile Jimmy Graham -- split wide, in the slot or in tight. The Lions, who also signed wideout Golden Tate, have a lot of receiving options, but Ebron is expected to dominate the tight-end targets. Veteran Brandon Pettigrew likely be used more as a blocker, and the 6-7 Joseph Fauria, who scored seven touchdowns last season, figures to share some of his 14 red-zone looks with Ebron. Both could be used together in the red zone. At 6-4, 245, with 4.6 speed, Ebron figures to be a mismatch down the seam, guaranteed to see single coverage with Calvin Johnson on the field. He is an excellent route runner -- the majority of his receptions at North Carolina last year came lined up as a wide receiver -- and is good after the catch. The only knock on him is his hands, which are just average, but the Lions believe he will improve. Even so, he still broke Vernon Davis' ACC record for receiving yards last year.