Originally written on The Football Fan Spot  |  Last updated 10/15/14
Philadelphia-eagles
The Lions have used picks in the first 2 rounds on running backs in their last two drafts prior to this year, as well as a 3rd round pick on a running back in 2008, yet they keep having to turn to the mediocre and aging Maurice Morris down the stretch to get significant carries for them. This is because Jahvid Best, a 1st rounder in 2010, Mikel Leshoure, a 2nd rounder in 2011, and Kevin Smith,  a 3rd rounder in 2008, cannot stay healthy. As of right now, the Lions expect both Jahvid Best and Mikel Leshoure to be 100% healthy for the start of the season. Both are working out and practicing as of now, though not at full speed, but it’s still a good sign nonetheless. With Best, I’d have to see him make it through a full season to believe it. Incredibly talented, Best has been snakebitten back to his days at California. Leshoure, on the other hand, is bigger, more built to withstand hits, and doesn’t have Best’s extensive injury history. My biggest concern with him is that he could face...
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