Lions beat writer Justin Rogers liked TE Eric Ebron as a player trending upward.
The rookie tight end had a quiet preseason debut last week, catching just one pass for two yards. Against the Raiders, he showcased his big-play potential, coming down with a 23-yard gain on a pass over the middle from Stafford and adding a 14-yard pickup on a sideline throw by Orlovsky.
Ebron can still be better. He missed an opportunity for extra yardage after failing to cleanly catch the ball from Stafford, plus the first-round pick drew a block in the back infraction on a punt return.
It usually takes a while for young TEs to develop in the league but there have been some exceptions. It's probably still a little too early to know, but Ebron is trending that way. He comes in ranked 21st, however owners are taking a late-round flier on him with an ADP of the 15th. We don't really recommend taking two TEs in typical leagues, but it seems like a potential value pick if you need to draft two.