Lions tight end Joseph Fauria said a few months ago that he could produce Jimmy Graham-like numbers.
Yeah, good luck with that.
The Lions used the No. 10 pick in Thursday's NFL Draft on North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron .
Ebron is clearly the best tight end in this draft. He is 6-foot-4, 250 pounds. He can run routes well and is a proficient catcher to go along with standout athleticism. It gives Matthew Stafford another solid weapon to go with Megatron, Golden Tate . Fauria will continue to get a few touchdowns here and there, but this pretty much caps his value as a touchdown-only player. Ebron may not do much this season as Fauria is around, and the Lions just signed Pettigrew to a four-year deal, but he definitely has TE1 upside in the future. I like this pick if for no other reason that it should lead to a decrease in Brandon Pettigrew's playing time. It became painful to watch him the past couple of years. The Lions can definitely use an athletic tight end, and Ebron can be a matchup nightmare.