Scanning the Savanna

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The 2011 wide receiver class was a unique one. While all of the attention was understandably heaped upon A.J. Green and Julio Jones, the so-called second tier talent of this group intrigued me. There wasn’t a great deal of pure speed available in this class, but the number of elusive returners, tough slot receivers and big, physical possession wideouts made it a underrated strength of the 2011 draft.

 

The player that Lions GM Martin Mayhew called “a stick of dynamite” could help blow up two veteran receivers’ existence in Detroit.

 

 

Better late than never, let’s take a moment to reflect on the highlights of Tuesday’s SportsNation chat. I was too caught up in a whole lot of nothing this week to circle back on our chat, but you brought forth a number of interesting topics to continue mulling.

Topping the list was a surprising number of you who thought the Detroit Lions operated from miscalculated priorities during the draft.

 

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