Lions continue to build up their offense with North Carolina TE Eric Ebron
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Lions continue to build up their offense with North Carolina TE Eric Ebron

Lions tight end Joseph Fauria said a few months ago that he could produce Jimmy Graham-like numbers.
Yeah, good luck with that.
The Lions used the No. 10 pick in Thursday's NFL Draft on North Carolina tight end Eric Ebron.

Fantasy Analysis:

Ebron is clearly the best tight end in this draft. He is 6-foot-4, 250 pounds. He can run routes well and is a proficient catcher to go along with standout athleticism. It gives Matthew Stafford @Staff_9 another solid weapon to go with Megatron, Golden Tate @ShowtimeTate. Fauria will continue to get a few touchdowns here and there, but this pretty much caps his value as a touchdown-only player. Ebron may not do much this season as Fauria is around, and the Lions just signed Pettigrew to a four-year deal, but he definitely has TE1 upside in the future. I like this pick if for no other reason that it should lead to a decrease in Brandon Pettigrew's playing time. It became painful to watch him the past couple of years. The Lions can definitely use an athletic tight end, and Ebron can be a matchup nightmare.


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I have played fantasy sports since 2001. I've played mostly in fantasy football and baseball leagues. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I was an undergraduate from the University of Central Florida, and a master's graduate from Cal State University, Northridge specializing in journalism/mass communication. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.

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