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Stock Up, Stock Down: Eric Ebron, Jace Amaro Struggling

Lions rookie tight end Eric Ebron seems to drop everything that comes his way while Jets rookie tight end Jace Amaro is lost in his new offense.

Eric Ebron
Eric Ebron

Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Throughout NFL training camps, we’ve provided a daily dose of the five biggest headlines each morning. But while news varies from day to day, there have also been players continually receiving poor reviews.

With about a week of camp in the books, here are four players who have continued to see their stocks fall with the preseason on the horizon:

Eric Ebron

The Lions’ first-round pick was supposed to slide into the Jimmy Graham role in Joe Lombardi’s New Orleans-esque offense. So far, the transition has not been so smooth.

Ebron has been lining up as a tight end, slot receiver, and in the backfield, but has struggled with dropped passes. Ebron has a really high upside as a rookie in a high-volume pass offense, but he’ll need to find a way to solve his shaky hands syndrome.

Mikel Leshoure

Sticking with the theme of the Lions, former second-round pick Leshoure has continued to plummet on the depth chart.

Leshoure reportedly showed up to camp at 242 pounds, 15 pounds heavier than his playing weight when he led the Lions in rushing. It’s also nine pounds more than he played at last year.

Reggie Bush and Joique Bell seem to have a grasp on the No. 1 and 2 jobs, with Theo Riddick largely garnering the most praise this summer.

With Leshoure overweight and down to the fourth-springer, it’s looking more and more likely his days in Detroit are numbered.

Jace Amaro

Another rookie tight end, Amaro, has also had a case of the drops during Jets camp. In addition, he’s had difficulty learning the offense.

Amaro has failed to impress the Jets coaching staff, as it seems he’s struggling to transition from his college playbook (or lack thereof) to his current one. Reports suggest he looked lost dating back to the spring.

Second-year player Zach Sudfeld has been replacing Amaro with the first-team offense, making it more and more unlikely the rookie can make a difference in Year 1.

David Wilson

Wilson suffered a career-threatening neck injury last year, his first as the Giants’ projected starter at running back. After suffering a neck burner earlier this week in camp, he may have officially seen his last days on the playing field.

It’ll take a miracle for Wilson to return to the field, NJ.com reported. First spinal fusion surgery, now a burner. Wilson tweeted out that he’s fine, but will meet with his surgeon on Monday.

The Giants signed Rashad Jennings and drafted Andre Williams, and it looks like the team has a Plan A, B, and C should Wilson’s career be nearing an end.

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