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5.) Calvin Johnson (Detroit Lions – Bye Week: 9) – Megatron is right up there with Andre Johnson as the most talented receiver in the game. The only problem is deciding what QB will be throwing to the him each week. If Matthew Stafford could stay healthy for more than half the season, Johnson would be one of fantasy’s most prized possessions. But, until then, I see Megatron barely sliding in as elite.

Usually, the players who are not selected in the NFL draft are grabbed up by teams a few days after the draft ends and as plans for first minicamps begin. Of course, this year’s class of undrafted players have faced several blocks on their way to the pros. Because of the restrictive  lockout rules, NFL teams could not contact them, and many UDFAs were left to work out at their college campuses, waiting in purgatory for a shot at the NFL. Now that we’re on the precipice of an end to the work stoppage, here are some of the best players on offense that could help NFL teams sooner than later — if they get the chance.

We may be inching closer to NFL free agency actually occurring, but all those hoping that the Detroit Lions go all-in early are likely to be disappointed.

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