Lions draft TE Eric Ebron with 10th overall pick

Detroit drafts Eric Ebron out of North Carolina

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NEW YORK, N.Y. - The Detroit Lions selected tight end Eric Ebron with the 10th overall pick in the 2014 NFL Draft.

Ebron was dominant in the receiving game for North Carolina in 2013. He caught 62 passes for 973 yards and three touchdowns. At 6'4, he gives the Lions a versatile target that can line up outside or in the slot.

Detroit's new coaching staff hopes that Ebron can provide quarterback Matthew Stafford with the final target he needs to lead a dominant offense. Both Sammy Watkins and Mike Evans were drafted before the Lions picked at No. 10, so Ebron was the top offensive player available.

Ebron joins Brandon Pettigrew and Joe Fauria to form a talented tight end trio that should create mismatches in the passing game.

Detroit plays its first preseason game on August 9 against the Cleveland Browns. The regular season begins on Monday, September 8 against the New York Giants.

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