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Eric Ebron

24-Year-Old Tight End – Detroit Lions

2016 Receiving Stats

Rec

61

Yds

711

TD

1

Avg

11.7

Tar

85

2017 Receiving Projections

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2017 Fantasy Football Outlook

Ebron showed nice progress in his third season, hitting career highs in catches and yards while pushing his catch rate above 70 percent for the first time. He also started all 13 games he appeared in,...

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2017 ADP:  118.96

Rank (Overall): Hidden

Rank (TE): Hidden

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Bye Week:  7

STATUS:  Questionable     INJURY:  Hamstring
HT: 6' 4"   WT: 253   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.

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Ebron (hamstring) isn't practicing with the team Wednesday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press 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
2011 18 CFB 8 10 207 1 20.7 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2012 19 CFB 11 40 625 4 15.6 - - - - - - 0 0 - 0 - - - - - -
2013 20 CFB 13 62 973 3 15.7 - - - - - - 2 7 - 0 - - - - - -
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
2016 23 DET 13 61 711 1 85 11.7 8.4 9 1 0 0 0 1 1 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2017 Proj 24 DET Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Eric Ebron

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
2011 18 CFB 8 3.3 4.6 4.0 1 26 - - - 0 0 - - -
2012 19 CFB 11 7.9 11.5 9.7 4 57 - - - 0 0 - - -
2013 20 CFB 13 8.9 13.7 11.3 5 75 - - - 0 1 - - -
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
2016 23 DET 13 6.4 11.1 8.7 5 55 6 3 0 0 0 1 1 1
2017 Proj 24 DET Subscribe now to see our 2017 projections for Eric Ebron

Age is determined on September 1st of each season.

Eric Ebron – Playing Time Overview

Snap Count Stats

708

Offensive Snaps in 2016

Eric Ebron was on the field for 708 of his team's snaps on offense in 2016.

0

Special Teams Snaps in 2016

Eric Ebron was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2016.

Year Off ST
2014 445 104
2015 613 9
2016 708 0
Eric Ebron 2016 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 @Ind 60 0 5 46 1 5 9.2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
2 Ten 71 0 4 53 0 7 13.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0
3 @GB 58 0 5 69 0 8 13.8 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
4 @Chi 53 0 4 42 0 5 10.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
5 Phi
6 LAR
7 Was
8 @Hou 49 0 7 79 0 10 11.3 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
9 @Min 52 0 7 92 0 8 13.1 2 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
10 BYE Bye Week
11 Jax 46 0 3 70 0 5 23.3 1 1 1 1 1.0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 1
12 Min 49 0 0 0 0 1 0.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
13 @NO 54 0 4 38 0 6 9.5 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
14 Chi 52 0 4 32 0 5 8.0 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
15 @NYG 52 0 4 36 0 7 9.0 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
16 @Dal 61 0 8 93 0 12 11.6 1 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
17 GB 51 0 6 61 0 6 10.2 0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 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:   253 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
Detroit Lions Team Injury Report
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Taylor Decker  PUP-P
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Mike James  IR
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Sam Martin  NFI
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Corey Robinson  PUP-P

Eric Ebron: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Ebron (hamstring) didn't practice Monday, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Ebron (hamstring) didn't play in Saturday's preseason game against the Jets, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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Ebron missed Wednesday's practice due to a lingering hamstring injury, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

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Ebron (undisclosed) was held out of practice Wednesday, Mike Rothstein of ESPN.com reports.

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Ebron (hamstring) returned to practice Friday, Justin Rogers of The Detroit News reports.

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Ebron (hamstring) isn't practicing Wednesday, ESPN's Michael Rothstein reports.

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Ebron (hamstring) was running on the sidelines during Sunday's practice, ESPN's Michael Rothstein reports.

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Ebron (hamstring) isn't practicing Wednesday, Kyle Meinke of MLive.com reports.

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Lions coach Jim Caldwell said Ebron appears to be dealing with a hamstring injury, Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press reports.

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RotoWire's Preseason Outlooks

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2016

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 a player with immense physical talent on a team that attempted the fourth-most passes in the league last season. With Calvin John-son retired, however, Ebron will have more chances to prove his worth. The Lions said they plan to use Ebron and his 4.60 40 speed more as a deep threat and look to create mismatches with his size (6-4, 265). Ebron could stand to improve his catch rate, 67.1 percent last year, 14th among TE. As a rookie, his drops were chalked up to too much thinking on the field as he was asked to learn multiple positions. But then he dropped five passes last year (T-3rd). Once he has the ball, though, he is excellent after the catch, using his agility and speed to average 6.1 YAC (5th), improving his YPT to 7.7 (12th). He was strong in the red zone, as well, catching six of eight targets to score all five of his TDs. More goal-line chances (3 of 4 inside the 10 last year, three TD) should come with Megatron out of the picture. If he makes the most of it, Ebron wouldn't be the first tight end to break out in his third year. He missed OTAs with an undisclosed injury but is expected to be healthy for training camp.

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.