ChuckieWoodson

March 14th, 2018 at 3:28 PM ^

Yeah and from what I heard he was a dipshit on social media to fans.

Too bad, lots of hype and promise but the dude just has perpetual case of the dropsies, it seems.

Maize N' Ute

March 14th, 2018 at 3:30 PM ^

He was schedule to make around $9 million this year. No way the lions could trade that away, especially because he’s a FA after this year.

This looks like a solid move. Use the money to bolster the DLine. Find a TE in the draft and FA.

mGrowOld

March 14th, 2018 at 3:36 PM ^

To me is like when there's a neighborhood garage sale and everybody basically just trades their old, useless junk for their neighbors old, useless junk.  

Some team somewhere is now eyeing Ebron as their pass recieving TE who can stretch a defense just like the Lions  did when they drafted him.

mgob-rad

March 14th, 2018 at 3:37 PM ^

Ebron was one of the worst draft selections in recent NFL history. The amount of all pro players picked immediately after him is laughable.

Space Coyote

March 14th, 2018 at 4:55 PM ^

He "averaged" to be a pretty average starting TE, and his highs didn't make up for his lows. He really isn't bad, he's just not what you aim for with a 1st round pick and he isn't worth the money he was set to make. If the Lions could bring him back $4M a year, that would be a pretty solid FA move.

BuckNekked

March 14th, 2018 at 6:58 PM ^

 The fact the stupid Lions braintrust picked a TE at number 10 shouldnt color peoples judgement of the fact he had a breakout last 8 games this past season. He will continue his rise and Lions fans will be saying WTF when hes a stud on another team. I really hope the Lions have a plan and that its not Jimmy Graham. Graham had more drops than Ebron last year and is washed up.

That said last years production isnt worth the absurd amount of money he was due to make. I just hope we dont regret this day.

This is such a SOL situation it makes me want to puke. Take a guy too high, release him and watch him become a superstar and win Superbowls.

 

LSAClassOf2000

March 14th, 2018 at 4:01 PM ^

I still clearly recall jumping around the room upset when we passed on Donald. I could point to numerous draft selections of the Lions through the years that have made me want to throw things, but that whiff made me really upset for some reason, Such is the life of a Lions fan, I guess. 

stephenrjking

March 14th, 2018 at 4:45 PM ^

This can only end in one of two ways: Either he drifts through the league, signs a paltry contract for a bottom-feeder, and leaves football in two years...

Or we watch in anguish as he gets picked up by the Pats or the Eagles and wins a couple of Super Bowls amidst "redemption" storylines featuring slow-mo highlights of Jim Caldwell looking vacantly into the distance.

Peter Parker

March 14th, 2018 at 5:13 PM ^

I vividly remember the conversation I had the day after the draft with my PhD advisor at U of M. It went something like, "So we picked an athletic tight end with questionable hands who doesn't really block all that well? I thought we already had one of those!! (Pettigrew)".