Saturday, June 24, 2017

Detroit Lions training Camp Preview Tight Ends


A new group will look improve its play this season. Blocking Tight Ends Fells and Roberts brought in to complement Ebron. Lions might keep 4 on the 53.


2016 STATS
PLAYERGAMESRECYDSAVGLONGTD
Eric Ebron136171111.7611
Darren Fells^141415411.0371
Michael Roberts*134553311.84116
Cole Wick62189.0130
Khari Lee800000
Brandon Barnes*558517.0391
Robert Tonyan*115669912.56510
^ with ARZ     * college stats
2016 Leaders
Touchdowns
Ebron 1

Penalities
Ebron 5

YAC
Ebron 276 (#7 in NFL for TE)

Drops
Ebron 7 (3rd most in the NFL)

Returning:
Eric Ebron
Cole Wick
Khari Lee

Key additions:
Darren Fells UFA Cards
Michael Roberts 4th round pick

Gone:
Matthew Mulligan 8 games
Clay Harbor 12 games 2 starts




Eric Ebron 4th year in Detroit 39 games 27 starts
1st round pick in 2014
Regular Season: 127/1435/7
Playoffs: 2 starts 5/44/0 rec
Preseason: 9/109/0 rec
College: UNC 18 games 50/832/5 rec
Combine: 6043 250 4.6 24 32 1000 7.49 4.45
Contract: 2 years $3.897 mil
Football Outsider Rank: #6
PFF rank: #49

Analysis:
Ebron enters a critical season. He cannot block and his hands are inconsistent. At his best, he can stretch the middle of the field and create mismatches.



Darren Fells 4th year in the NFL 1st in Detroit
UFA 2017 Cards
NFL Career: 38 g 24 starts 40/536/4 rec
College basketball: UC-Irvine 123 games 10.2 pts 6.3 reb
Contract:  1 year $975,000

Analysis:
A dominant blocker and a decent receiver. He is a really big guy. Played Pro basketball in Belgium, Mexico, France and Finland. Should see plenty of snaps as an inline TE.


Michael Roberts Rookie 4th round pick
College: Toledo 27 games 70/832/20 rec
Combine: 6041 261 4.86 21 30 902 7.05 4.22
Contract: 4 years $615,784

Analysis:
A good two way tight end. Big guy who moves better than you think. Can catch in traffic. Will be a solid player.



Cole Wick 2nd year in Detroit
2016 UDFA
Regular season: 6 games 2/18 rec
Pre season: 5/56 rec
College: Incarnate Word 31 games 61/832/5 rec
Pro day: 6053 256 4.93 14 36.5 1005 7.12 4.32
Contract: 2 years $543,333

Analysis:
A surprise in 2016. Hurt his knee and packed on 15 lbs of muscle. Can be a solid two TE. Could make it as the 4th TE.



Khari Lee 3rd year in the NFL 2nd in Detroit
Waivers 2016 Bears
Regular Season: 8 games
College: Bowie State 40 games 107/1255/4 rec
Pro day: 6042 258 5.05 18 36 907 7.62 4.45
Contract: 2 years $615,000

Analysis:
Another blocking TE. Could challenge for a 4th TE spot. Probably will catch on in the league sometime this season.



Brandon Barnes UDFA Rookie
College: Alabama State 38 games 26/436/6 rec
Pro day: 6043 255 4.72 20 35.5 906 7.03 4.69
Contract: 3 years $468,000

Analysis:
Good athlete. Size and speed. Limited receiving experience. Needs time on the practice squad.


Robert Tonyan UDFA Rookie
College: Indiana State 150/2047/20 rec
Pro day: 6047 231 4.58 16 35 1005 7.12 4.34
Contract: 3 years $465,000

Analysis:
Intriguing Athlete. A rocked up WR. Can be a move a guy. Has a future in the NFL.


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