Ever since he was taken in the top ten of the 2013 NFL Draft, Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron has not played out like many believed he would have. Even at the draft, many thought the Lions would draft defensive tackle Aaron Donald, who was taken by the St. Louis Rams three picks later.
Ebron certainly hasn’t had a terrific career as he has become a backup for the Lions for most of his three-year career. He has only caught 59 passes for 632 yards and five touchdowns, however four of his scores have come this season.
He has taken over the starting position since Brandon Pettigrew was injured last week, but still hasn’t been enough for his critics. The media brought back up the 2013 draft and he had some pretty interesting comments about it.
“I’m happy for his success,” Ebron said of Donald to the team’s official site. “I’m happy for the scheme he’s in. I’m happy that they’re giving him an opportunity to shine. I’m not upset. You guys are upset. The media is upset. The fans are upset. I don’t care. I didn’t choose to come here. They (Lions) chose me to come here. There’s nothing I can do about it.”
You certainly can’t blame Ebron for the team taking him where they took him. Of course, he hasn’t worked out like many believed he would have, but it still doesn’t make the criticism any more warranted.
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