The Detroit Lions officially kicked off OTA’s Tuesday morning in Allen Park. It’s the first time the newly drafted rookies were able to hit the field with their full squads. This includes the tenth overall pick of the Lions, tight end, Eric Ebron. Ebron spoke to The Detroit Free Press on Sunday, and according to the talented rookie, the options for the Lions offense are “insane”.
“The options are — it’s insane. The things that we’re going to do, the things that he has in store for me, other draftees and the guys that’s already there, we should take it to a whole new level, we hope.”
Ebron, who was drafted as a tight end, could play a role similar to the New Orleans Saints Jimmy Graham, getting a lot of reps as a wide receiver. I expect Ebron to see a lot of time in the slot with Brandon Pettigrew maintaining his place as the in-line tight end. With the constant double teams on Pro Bowl wideout Calvin Johnson, Ebron and the other receivers should have no shortage of opportunities to get open. The amount of talent the Lions offense possess at the skilled positions in incredible. Johnson, Ebron, newly signed Golden Tate, and the Joique Bell/Reggie Bush combo in the backfield gives Detroit plenty of fire power. The question is, will they capitalize?