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Eric Ebron impresses on Day 1 of Lions minicamp

Detroit Lions tight end Eric Ebron turned in an "impressive" performance on Tuesday.

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When the Detroit Lions began OTAs back in May, one of the hot topics was second-year tight end Eric Ebron's continued struggles with drops. This was a knock on him coming out of North Carolina, and we saw it on occasion during training camp and the regular season last year. It was far from the only issue with Ebron's game as a rookie, but that's certainly an area where he has to improve.

Fast forward to the first day of the Lions' mandatory minicamp and the reports on Ebron are much more positive. Not only were drops not an issue, but multiple people came away impressed with Ebron's performance in practice.

The same caveats from the OTA report on Ebron apply to this news as well. Essentially, we shouldn't jump to any conclusions or overreact to news from an offseason practice. It's certainly better to read about Ebron impressing people than dropping passes, but in the grand scheme of things, what he does in the regular season and beyond is all that really matters.