While he is not receiving a ton of targets yet and he's still a supporting player in an offense focused on Johnson, Golden Tate and running backs Reggie Bush and Joique Bell, he is doing fairly well compared to his peers.
Among the 14 rookie tight ends who have played in a game this season, Ebron is second in receptions (10) and third in yards (103). His 101 routes run are tops among rookie tight ends, though.
How he compares to his peers:
Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Tampa Bay (Pick No. 38): 9 receptions, 139 yards, no touchdowns, 15 targets, 96 routes run. One drop.
Eric Ebron, Detroit (Pick No. 10): 10 receptions, 103 yards, one touchdown, 20 targets, 101 routes run. One drop.
Richard Rodgers, Green Bay (Pick No. 98): two catches, 52 yards, no touchdowns. three targets, 48 routes run. No drops.
Troy Niklas, Arizona (Pick No. 52): one catch, 16 yards, no touchdowns. One target, 12 routes run. No drops.
Crockett Gillmore, Baltimore (Pick No. 99): two catches, 16 yards, no touchdowns. Two targets, 19 routes run. No drops.
And now, a look at Lions news from around the Interwebs:
A by the numbers explanation of Detroit's defense. Darius Slay explains his most important tattoo. Jeremy Ross breaks down his weekly preparation in the latest How I Prepare. The Lions brought in a lot of players for workouts. Detroit up to No. 13 in the power rankings. Film Don't Lie when it comes to the offensive line.
Breast cancer is personal for Lions practice squad receiver Andrew Peacock, writes Josh Katzenstein of the Detroit News.
Coverage adjustment led to Glover Quin's interception on Sunday, writes Justin Rogers of MLive.
This is a fantastic story on Derrick Rose from colleague Wright Thompson. It is worth your time.