Updated: Jun 1
In Pro Football Focus; latest Tight End Rankings, Pittsburgh Steelers Eric Ebron was featured at no. 25 on their list.
Despite playing in a limited and predictable offense under former offensive coordinator Randy Fichtner last season, Ebron was still relatively efficient. His held a drop percentage of 7.7% while producing a 92.7 passer rating when targeted He finished the season with 56 receptions for 558 yards and five touchdowns.
According to Pro Football Focus, Ebron finished the season with the lowest grade of his career at 58.4. Much of this tied to the Steelers offensive system and his drops.
He was coming off five-straight seasons with receiving grades of at least 65.0, but that dropped to 58.4 in the lowest-graded season of Ebron’s career in 2020. He was one of the victims of the Steelers’ unimaginative passing attack last season. His drops (seven) did the unit no favors, though. Ebron’s 40 drops since 2014 are more than any tight end in the league.
Other tight ends within the division to make this list included Mark Andrews of the Baltimore Ravens, who was listed at no. 6, and Austin Hooper of the Cleveland Browns, who came in at no. 11.