Dec 20, 2012; San Diego, CA, USA; Brigham Young Cougars linebacker Kyle Van Noy (3) scores on an interception return against San Diego State Aztecs in the 2012 Poinsettia Bowl at Qualcomm Stadium. BYU defeated San Diego State 23-6. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/Image of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions: Four Rookies to Watch

Rookie Minicamp has come to a close, and things look promising for some of the new faces in Detroit. The Lions gained a few very talented players from that whole draft-thing. Here are four rookies to watch for the coming 2014 Detroit Lions season:

TJ Jones (WR #13): At six-foot, 195-pounds, Jones is a tall and fast receiver. He is a particularly good route runner with excellent ability to gain yards after the catch. TJ has shown that he is a reliable pass-catcher with good awareness. The Lions will be looking for Jones to build on his frame; gaining more muscle could help him play tougher football. If he can get stronger, he’ll have a better chance at muscling defenders for the ball.

Eric Ebron (TE #85): Six-foot-four, 200-pounds, Detroit’s first pick of the draft. Ebron is starter-ready. A reliable and durable pass-catching threat with good hands, Eric Ebron will be a ridiculous miss-match in the slot for most defenders due to his size and speed.

Mohammed Seisay (CB #45): A six-foot-two, 200-pound cornerback, Seisay was picked up as an undrafted free-agent. He is a big corner with excellent speed, which could make him well-suited for dealing with the NFL’s modern receiver. Seisay is also a very aggressive player that could fight big receivers for the ball and win.

Kyle Van Noy (LB #95): Six-foot-three, 245-pounds, Kyle Van Noy is expected to start and contribute right away. He is a very athletic and durable LB with the ability to play just about anywhere. While there have been questions about his ‘sense of urgency’ on the field, he is football-smart and one heck of a play-maker. Kyle will make the Lions defense better from the start of game one.

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