The Detroit Lions showed some commitment to their offense, drafting tight end Eric Ebron in the 2014 NFL Draft. By having Ebron commanding the middle of the field, it would force defenses to play honest and stop focusing solely on wide receiver Calvin Johnson.
Of course that plan going from plan to action could take till next season given Ebron’s rookie status. There is certainly an adjustment period that Ebron will need, getting up to NFL speed, building a chemistry with quarterback Matthew Stafford, and learning the play book.
Ebron thinks he is already at that point.
“I’ve already hit my rookie wall,” Ebron said, via the Detroit Free Press. “I felt like that last week of the learning process and getting over the curve, that was it for me. Now it’s about staying true to who I am and doing everything that got me here, and better.”
The moment he realized it came after a long reception that set up the Lions only touchdown in Saturday’s scrimmage.
“That pass from Matthew Stafford, that’s when I realized,” Ebron said. “I was like, ‘OK, (shoot), I didn’t think about it, I just went out and did what I do best, so why not do that with everything?’ ”