Lions TE Eric Ebron continued to line up all over the field in his preseason debut Saturday. He split wide right in a two-tight-end set, slot left of quarterback Dan Orlovsky on a big third down, and attached at the line of scrimmage for a running play that unsuccessfully went his way.
Ebron finished with one catch for 2 yards on four targets, and he said after the Lions’ 13-12 victory over the Cleveland Browns that was only a sampling of how he’ll be used this fall.
“It’s just the preseason, so many more (ways) to go,” Ebron said, joking that he might have some quarterback snaps in his future. “We’ll see. Our playbook is open wide. With the athletes we have, we’ll see where it goes from here.”
Ebron was the third TE on Saturday night - Brandon Pettigrew started and Joseph Fauria, who caught three passes and showed off improvements as a blocker, came in on the second play. Ebron should have a big and significant role in the Lions offense this fall, the story said. That said, he still looks to be competing with others at the position and his snap percentage is a question. But the Lions were using him all over in his first game which is a good sign. Still, we see him as a low-end TE2 in our rankings.