Eric Ebron has been one of the most frustrating players at his position ever since he entered the league, but don’t let that deter you from taking a chance on him. The former 10th overall pick out of North Carolina had a rough first four years as a member of the Detroit Lions. However, in the 2018 season, Ebron displayed his ability and proved why he was taken that high.
He became a dangerous red-zone weapon for Andrew Luck and provided them with a phenomenal 13 Touchdowns. It looked like he was ready to take the next step in becoming one of the games true elite receiving Tight Ends. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned.
Andrew Luck’s unexpected retirement worsened expectations and forced Jacoby Brissett into the starting job. The colts offense became run-heavy and teams knew that passing the ball was not a true threat, leaving Ebron with a meager 3 touchdowns on the season. While this drop off may scare you, this past season was actually Ebron’s highest-graded.
According to ProFootballFocus, Ebron finished with a 71.1 grade which was good for 15th at his position. Also, he finished with a solid 67.4 run-blocking grade which shows he is becoming a much better all-around Tight End.
If Ben Roethlisberger can come back healthy next season, Ebron and he could become one of the more dangerous Quarterback-Tight End tandems in the league.