Eric Ebron, TE, Lions: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Eric Ebron, TE, Lions

Position/Rank ADP NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight
TE - #17 147.00 DET Active 1 year 21 6' 4 265

2014 Outlook: Quality Backup

Last updated on Jun-28-2014 by Mark Morales-Smith

It was a bit of a surprise when the Lions drafted UNC rookie Eric Ebron after signing Brandon Pettigrew to a four-year, $16 million contract. Still, Ebron is the best tight end prospect since Vernon Davis. He cold be the next great tight end and was just too talented for the Lions to pass up on. Although Ebron struggled with his hands this spring, don't expect that to hinder his production come September. In his final collegiate season, Ebron caught 62 passes for 973 yards. He has moved to a tight end-friendly, pass-heavy system in Detroit. Ebron has a big body, with bigger play ability. The only concern about Ebron's fantasy value is that the Lions have two other tight ends -- Brandon Pettigrew and Joseph Fauria -- who have proven to be formidable in their own right. Ebron has recently stated that his goal in his rookie season is to go to the Pro Bowl and be Offensive Rookie of the Year. Don't be shocked if he backs it up and accomplishes his lofty goals. Ebron is a must-draft in dynasty leagues and should be drafted in all leagues as a TE2 with some serious upside.

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2/4 - Lions expecting more from TE Eric Ebron in his second season

2014 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 21
14.03 Mr. Landry - In hindsight this was probably a poor choice. With Graham on my roster Ebron won't play barring injury. However, with the NO coordinator in Detroit, Ebron will serve in Graham's role and run a bunch out of the slot (where he ran in college). There's an outside chance he becomes FLEX-worthy and he gives me Graham insurance.
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
14.02 Dr. Roto - I should have taken Knile Davis here, but I like the upside in the Lions' potent offense
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