Breaking Down Eric Ebron’s Role in the Detroit Lions Offense

October 7, 2014   ·     ·   Jump to comments

First-round pick Eric Ebron was a divisive pick among Detroit Lions fans from the moment the team selected him in May's draft. His performance in his first five games has provided ammunition for both sides in the ongoing debate. 
The early returns are underwhelming yet tinged with promise.
Ebron has eight receptions for 80 yards and one touchdown in his first five games.
That isn't exactly the sort of instant impact many Lions fans were looking for from the North Carolina product. Yet his role is increasing, as he received four targets in each of the last two games. 
In fact, the much-discussed rookie has played over half the offensive snaps in those two games after playing less than a third over the first three weeks.
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