Detroit Lions: Top 5 Players to Watch in Second Half of 2014

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Sep 14, 2014; Charlotte, NC, USA; Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron (85) makes a catch in the third quarter. The Panthers defeated the Lions 24-7 at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

5. Eric Ebron

The Detroit Lions first-round pick has yet to truly live up to the potential may believe he has. At this point in the season Ebron has 10 catches on 20 targets, for 103-yards and one touchdown.

When the Lions picked Ebron at tenth overall in the NFL Draft, many including offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi immediately started comparing Ebron to Saints tight end/pass catcher, Jimmy Graham. The two share a similar athletic prowess and are Ebron is playing in the exact system that Graham flourished in down in New Orleans. \

Ebron did start to show improvement as the season went on, however he found himself sidelined with a hamstring injury shortly before the teams bye week.

Many expect the rookie tight end to be ready to go again in week 10.

When he returns to action, keep an eye on him. If he continues his upward trend, don’t be surprised.