Lions Cut First-Round Mistake Eric Ebron


Detroit Lions fans no longer have to complain about Eric Ebron dropping passes, because the team announced Wednesday they cut their former first-round pick (No. 10 overall) from the 2014 Draft. The Detroit Free Press reports the Lions tried to trade Ebron before making the move, but ultimately released him and saved $8.25 million in the process.

The tight end out of North Carolina played in 16 games last season and tallied 574 yards and four touchdowns. He actually did log some huge games to end the season against the Buccaneers and Bengals — though his early-round selection is seen as a colossal failure when looking at the All-Pros (Odell Beckham, Aaron Donald, etc.) who were scooped up right after him in that draft:

Are you an NFL GM thinking about reaching for a tight end with a top-10 pick? Maybe take in at that image for a good minute.

Ebron’s case of the drops got so bad during his tenure that fans came up with a Simon & Garfunkel parody song to deal with the agony:

However, this move might not be cause for celebration given the Lions are now lacking in the tight end department (they also lost Darren Fells to the Browns). Plus statistics seem to indicate Ebron, just 24, might not be as bad as advertised…

Assistant Editor of Busted Coverage. Based in Los Angeles.
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