"It is what it is," Ebron said Wednesday, per the team's official website. "I kind of overhyped that situation myself not exactly knowing what kind of situation I was going into or which team I was going to get drafted to. It is what it is. It happened. (My) rookie year is over and the only thing you can do is progress. It's just all about progressing now."
Ebron improved down the stretch, catching 15 of his 25 total receptions starting in Week 11. Instead of looking like Graham, though, the rookie admitted by midseason that he felt "zombified" with the neck-up process of learning an NFL offense. The playbook was an issue from the start, something Ebron plans to attack this offseason.
"There's a lot of things to get batter at. Now that you understand the game plan in the NFL, it's all about improving on that," Ebron said, adding: "I'm dying for OTAs this offseason."
Based on his physical tools alone, it's far too early to write off Ebron as a difference-maker in Detroit.