“He’s a route-runner,” Lions GM Martin Mayhew said of TE Eric Ebron, the Lions’ first-round pick. “(Joseph Fauria) is good in the red area right now; we’re working on developing the rest of his game and running routes and things. This guy can run routes and get open and get separation.”
By contrasting his evaluation of the two tight ends, Mayhew seemed to indicate Fauria is less than an ideal route-runner.
Fauria's presence in the red zone may limit Ebron's upside. Rookie TEs rarely make much of an impact, but Ebron has a chance to be a fantasy factor if he can get on the field.