Detroit Lions: Who Is The Best Fit At Slot Receiver?

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The Detroit Lions enter the 2014 NFL season both excited and optimistic about the potiential of the young offense. With a new coaching staff in place in Detroit, the players have spent a majority of the off-season learning the system that former New Orleans Saints assistant, Joe Lombardi has put into place.

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  • Lombardi himself has said that we can expect a lot of the same things that worked in New Orleans to carry over to the Lions offense this year.

    Using the blueprint of New Orleans can only be good news for Detroit, as the Saints have put up ridiculous yardage in recent years while making the postseason four of the past five seasons. Quarterback Drew Brees flourished in that system, and under the tutelage of Lombardi, the Lions hope the same will be true of Matthew Stafford.

    During Lombardi’s introductory press conference he said that the success of the Lions offense could depend more on the personnel on the field than the scheme they are playing in.

    “It’s about personnel,” Lombardi said. “You know, scheme’s important, what you do is important, but how you do it and who you are doing it with is most important.”

    One thing the Lions have is talented personnel.

    Stafford will of course have Calvin Johnson and the newly added Golden Tate to throw to on the outside as well as both Reggie Bush and Joique Bell out of the backfield. All of those positions are fairly established barring major injury.

    One position however that is yet to be decided is who will be play in the slot.

    The Lions have a lot of viable options to play the No. 3 receiver position — lets take a look at who is the best option for the slot.