May 22, 2013; Allen Park, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver Corey Fuller (10) catches a pass during organized team activities at Lions training facility. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions: Is Corey Fuller Ready to Contribute?


Wide receiver is often talked about as one of the Detroit Lions’ top draft needs. However, one name that has been left out of that discussion is Corey Fuller – the developmental wide receiver the Lions drafted in the sixth round of the 2013 draft.

He didn’t make the final 53-man roster but stayed with the Lions as a member of their practice squad. That put him out of sight for people outside the Lions organization but it is clear he still has a place in Mayhew’s mind:

The chance to be a good player is nice but the question becomes, when? If Fuller can gain some strength – one of the knocks on him as a draft prospect – perhaps “when” is as soon as this season:

Best case scenario for this year probably means the Lions adding a receiver through the draft and another through either free agency or a second draft pick. If Corey Fuller is able to contribute in 2014 consider it a bonus, but it would be nice to see him push Kris Durham for a roster spot.

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