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Remember when Eric Ebron was considered a bust?


Well, it's amazing what a single season with  Andrew Luck throwing the ball your way can accomplish. In his first year with the Indianapolis Colts, Ebron showed that he could reach the high ceiling that was attached to him after he was selected by the Detroit Lions at No. 10 in the 2014 NFL Draft, ahead of three of the game's best at their positions. Picks 11, 12 and 13 were Taylor Lewan (OT), Odell Beckham (WR) and Aaron Donald (DT).


It took Ebron finding a new home, but in 2018 the tight end made his first Pro Bowl and became a must-start in fantasy football. But Ebron also did something that only three other players – all current and future Hall of Fame tight ends – have achieved.

That's right. He's just 25 years old and is now one of four tight ends in NFL history to have 24 touchdowns, 252 catches, and 2,820 yards before the age of 26. To think of Ebron in the same breath as Hall of Famers Tony Gonzalez and Kellen Winslow as well as a future Canton-bound Rob Gronkowski is pretty outlandish.


Ebron was cast away after four underwhelming seasons in Detroit, and was the backup in Indianapolis before Jack Doyle went down. If it wasn't for Doyle's injury, Ebron wouldn't have had the opportunity to post the 66 catches for 750 yards and 13 touchdowns that he did in 2018, all of which were career highs. 

The Colts' tight end is now a top-tier tight end and, if he keeps this up, it's quite possible that we'll be talking about him being one of the best tight ends in NFL history.


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Dan O'Shea is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Dan O'Shea also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username Doshea93. While the strategies and player selection recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and plater selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.