Lions TE Eric Ebron was targeted four times but only ha...

Detroit Free Press - [Full Article]

Lions TE Eric Ebron was targeted four times but only had one catch for a minimal gain. We saw him in a variety of roles and positions, and on a handful of routes, we could see his athletic ability. He had a couple of plays in which he beat the initial coverage but the defender had help over the top. But that illustrated the effect he will have as he is integrated into the offense. Ebron also saw extensive reps that had him blocking on passes and runs, and he was better than expected. He is still a work in progress, but it was interesting to see some of the ways offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi is mixing things up with him. There were several pass plays on which Ebron started the play blocking, only to release his defender and run a route. That puts a ton of pressure on the defense to account for him, as most of the defenders already have dropped into coverage assignments.

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