Eric Ebron: I was pretty destroyed last season

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The Lions picked up their option on tight end Eric Ebron’s contract for the 2018 season this week in a decision that some thought would go the other way because of how Ebron’s first three years have played out.

While Ebron has steadily posted more catches and yards each year, he’s also dropped passes and dealt with injuries that have kept him from getting in a full season. Knee and ankle injuries cost him three games last year and said that he was banged up even when he was in the lineup.

“Life,” Ebron said, via MLife.com. “My whole life was bothering me, or at least that’s what it felt like every time I tried to get out the bed. I was pretty beat up, man, from the things you might know of, to the things you don’t. I was pretty destroyed.”

Ebron said getting healthy has been the focus of his offseason and a full year in the lineup could allow him to reach the potential the Lions saw when they made him a first-round pick. If he does, there will be less surprise if the Lions approach him about a deal that secures his services beyond the end of his rookie deal.

11 responses to “Eric Ebron: I was pretty destroyed last season

  1. Hunter Henry had more touchdowns in his rookie year than Ebron has had in his career.

    Ebron is a headache. There is obvious talent there, but I don’t ever see him reaching his potential, plus he will never live up to being the 10th pick (and being taken ahead of Aaron Donald and OBJ). Not a good run blocker and drops way to many passes and he thinks he is way better than he is. I honestly don’t see Ebron being a Lion after 2018.

  2. This guy is just not that good on the field. Good at making excuses though. Everyone in the league is banged up man. Get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Take some advice from Steve Smith, “Ice up son”.

  3. maddmatter5 says:
    May 4, 2017 11:23 AM
    Hunter Henry had more touchdowns in his rookie year than Ebron has had in his career.

    Ebron is a headache. There is obvious talent there, but I don’t ever see him reaching his potential, plus he will never live up to being the 10th pick (and being taken ahead of Aaron Donald and OBJ). Not a good run blocker and drops way to many passes and he thinks he is way better than he is. I honestly don’t see Ebron being a Lion after 2018.

    You’re definitely a shoo-in to be hired for the next GM opening

  4. Top 10 in the league in receptions and receiving yards but you gotta love those people with the 20/20 hindsight vision who mention players drafted before him like Donald and OBJ as if it makes them some sort of draft expert

  5. “While Ebron has steadily posted more catches and yards each year, he’s also dropped passes and dealt with injuries that have kept him from getting in a full season. ”

    Biggest 1st round bust in the past decade!

    Mad cuz bad!

  6. spartanlegend says:
    May 4, 2017 12:25 PM
    Top 10 in the league in receptions and receiving yards but you gotta love those people with the 20/20 hindsight vision who mention players drafted before him like Donald and OBJ as if it makes them some sort of draft expert
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    This is true for TEs but he isn’t a true TE. He is a heavy slow WR who can’t block worth a damn and TEs that can’t block are a liability. It is disingenuous at best to suggest he is top 10 for his position when he can’t do the job his position requires. He is a tweener WR/TE that can’t do either job at a high level.

    Another in a long list of bad picks by a bad GM.

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