ALLEN PARK, Mich. Its been 510 days since the Detroit Lions selected Illinois running back Mikel Leshoure in the second round of the 2011NFL Draft with the 57th pick overall.
Finally, at long last, its time to see what Leshoure can do in a regular-season NFL game when the Lions face the Tennessee Titans Sunday afternoon.
After missing all of last season following surgery for a torn Achilles tendon plus the first two games this season because of a suspension for two offseason marijuana arrests Leshoure is expected to make his much-anticipated debut.
Nobody is more eager to see what Leshoure can do than his teammates, includingcenter Dominic Raiola.
Weve been waiting for this, Raiola said. His potential is unreal, the way he looks in practice. I think hes awesome.
But show me. You know what Im saying? I want to see for myself. I want to see him be great. I think hes one of the bigger pieces that weve been missing for a couple years now.
Hes got top-end speed. Hes a downhill r...