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.