2014 NFL Draft: Detroit Lions select Eric Ebron


May 8, 2014; New York, NY, USA; Eric Ebron (North Carolina) poses for a photo after being selected as the number ten overall pick in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft to the Detroit Lions at Radio City Music Hall. Mandatory Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports

After the Lions missed out on Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans, they were still able to land a great offensive weapon for quarterback Matthew Stafford. With the 10th pick in the draft, the Lions select tight end Eric Ebron out of North Carolina. Detroit has a deep ball offense with All-Pro wide receiver Calvin Johnson and now they add the big bodied Ebron to that downfield threat.

Ebron tallied up 62 catches and 973 total receiving yards last season at North Carolina. It wasn’t his best statistical year, but he was still able to solidify himself as one of the best tightens in the county. It is a great pick up here for the Lions who will not only add depth to their tight end position, but they also add a great pass catcher in Ebron.

He has the size to stretch over a safety for a catch, and also the strength to block a linebacker for ruining back Reggie Bush. A solid pick here for the Lions as Ebron has the opportunity to make an impact in 2014.