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Detroit Lions draft TE Eric Ebron

Tight end Eric Ebron, who played at North Carolina, was selected by the Detroit Lions in the first round of the NFL draft on Thursday night. The pick was announced by Barry Sanders, Hall of Famer.

Ebron, who is 6-4 and 250 pounds, would give the Lions many options in the offense along with tight ends Brandon Pettigrew and Joe Fauria.

Ebron compares to San Francisco 49ers tight end Vernon Davis.

Dane Brugler of wrote: “Freaky athletic specimens, both Ebron and Davis move like wide receivers, but have the size and length of tight ends to create mismatches in coverage.’’

The NFL draft continues on Friday night at 7 p.m., with the second and third rounds. On Saturday the fourth through seventh rounds will be drafted starting at noon.


Blogger Marcus Hagness said...

I absolutely love this pick for Detroit. Some thought the Lions would trade up to get Sammy Watkins or even Mike Evans. I like that they stayed put and didn’t give up anything to take Ebron. He’s got such a high ceiling in the NFL and between Calvin Johnson, Reggie Bush, Golden Tate, and now Ebron the Lions offense is going to be scary good. I see Ebron being a viable fantasy football option as a rookie and someone that will be in the running for Offensive rookie of the year. The fact that he proposed to his girlfriend on top of the Empire State Building is just icing on the cake for a great week for him. I wrote an article for FanSided’s “Keeping It Heel” page before the draft about Ebron’s draft potential and had Detroit picked as a great fit for him. Can’t wait to see him on the field in the NFL next season. Here is a link to that article:

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