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Eric Ebron

21-Year-Old Tight End – Detroit Lions

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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 instal...

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2014 ADP:  116.07

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HT: 6' 4"   WT: 245   DOB: 4/10/1993  College: North Carolina  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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

August 23, 2014  –  Eric Ebron News

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Ebron caught both of his targets for 27 yards in Friday's preseason game against the Jaguars.

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2014 Proj 21 DET Subscribe now to see our 2013 projections for Eric Ebron

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As Compared To Other Tight Ends
Height:   6' 4"
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Weight:   245 lbs
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40-Yard Dash:   4.56 sec
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Shuttle Time:   4.45 sec
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Cone Drill:   7.49 sec
TERRIBLE
Arm Length:   33.25 in
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Hand Length:   10.00 in
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Vertical Jump:   32 in
WEAK
Broad Jump:   120 in
GREAT
Bench Press:   24 reps
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Eric Ebron: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ebron started Friday's preseason game against the Raiders, finishing with two receptions for 37 yards on two targets, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Ebron (undisclosed) caught one pass for two yards on four targets in Saturday's preseason opener against the Browns.

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Ebron (undisclosed) returned to practice Friday afternoon.

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Friday's practice was not full pads, which likely helped in Ebron's return to the field. The tight end missed two days in a row of practice due to an undisclosed ailment, but his participation Friday suggests he could be nearing a return. The Lions will likely proceed cautiously with their first-round draft pick, so consider Ebron questionable for their preseason opener Saturday against the Browns.
Ebron will be out "a couple days" due to an undisclosed injury.

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Ebron is listed as the No. 3 tight end on the Lions' first preseason depth chart.

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Ebron signed a four-year deal with the Lions on Friday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Ebron will compete with Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Fauria for targets at the tight end position, although his speed and ability to create separation should get him the most looks out of the trio. If he can lock down the starting job in training camp, there's definitely some potential to rack up big numbers playing opposite Calvin Johnson.
The Lions selected Ebron in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, 10th overall.

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Finally, a selection that isn't shocking. The Lions needed a big, athletic pass catcher to provide a red-zone receiving threat opposite Calvin Johnson, and at 6-foot-4, 250 pounds with WR speed, Ebron fits that bill perfectly. In a pass-happy offense with plenty of targets to go around after Johnson and Golden Tate, Ebron could make an immediate fantasy impact if he earns a healthy play count right away.
Ebron ran the 40-yard dash in 4.60 seconds at the NFL Combine.

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Ebron said at the NFL Combine on Thursday that he will run the 40-yard dash faster than former North Carolina teammate Gio Bernard did in 2013, Sports Illustrated's Chris Burke reports.

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Ebron, a junior tight end from North Carolina, will enter the 2014 NFL Draft.

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Ebron is an athletic pass-catching tight end who should be in a fair amount of demand, as athletic tight ends like Jimmy Graham, Julius Thomas, Jordan Reed, Jordan Cameron and Ladarius Green make trouble for defenses. Regularly mentioned as a first-round target due to his athleticism and ability to pressure defenses down the middle of the field, he'll still have questions to answer about his hands. Ebron showed a worrisome tendency to drop passes at North Carolina, which makes Jermichael Finley the obvious comparison. Although he's largely billed as a pass-catching specialist, Ebron does show effort and interest as a blocker and might develop into a surprisingly capable one. We don't like Ebron as much as Texas Tech's Jace Amaro, who might also declare for the 2014 draft. Amaro played almost exclusively as a slot receiver and therefore isn't as tested of a blocker as Ebron, but he shows faster feet and better hands. As he heads into his final regular season game with the Tar Heels, Ebron has 50 catches for 774 yards and three touchdowns in 11 games this year. He should be a top-40 pick.

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