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Morning Roar: Where Eric Ebron stacks up among rookie TEs

10/14/2014

Eric Ebron has slowly ingratiated himself into the Detroit Lions over the past three weeks after injuries to tight end Joseph Fauria and wide receiver Calvin Johnson increased his role.

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:

  • Jace Amaro, New York Jets (Pick No. 49): 24 receptions, 212 yards, one touchdown, 28 targets, 84 routes run. Two drops.

  • 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.

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