Aug 9, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron (85) during the fourth quarter against the Cleveland Browns at Ford Field. Detroit won 13-12. Mandatory Credit: Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports
Tight End (3)
- Eric Ebron
- Brandon Pettigrew
- Joseph Fauria
There isn’t much of a debate here. The top three have been set for a while now, the only question to be answered is how exactly will Joe Lombardi use these players, and what roles they’ll be given.
Pettigrew will likely be used as an in-line blocking tight end who can also catch a few passes when needed, while Fauria will mostly serve as a red zone specialist. Fauria has been under the radar relative to last year, but he’s had an impressive camp so far. His blocking looks much improved, and I’m sure we’ll be seeing his number called more often than it was last year.