Detroit Lions Training Camp: Players’ Stocks Rising and Falling

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Dec 29, 2013; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback Brandon Burton (27) runs with the ball as Detroit Lions wide receiver Kevin Ogletree (11) attempts to tackle during the third quarter at Mall of America Field at H.H.H. Metrodome. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

On the Rise

Kevin Ogletree

Ogletree has had arguably the best start to training camp out of not just the wide receivers, but the entire offensive unit. He hasn’t put many passes on the ground, and has been flashing big play after big play.

The fact that he’s been working with the first-team unit between Megatron and Tate is the biggest reason why he may be the lead runner for the #3 wide receiver spot.

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  • Theo Riddick

    If there was one player that has been hyped up more than anyone during the offseason, it’s Theo Riddick. Riddick has received a ton of praise over the last few months due to his impressive performances during mini camps and OTAs and he’s even gotten some love from NFL Network Analyst Daniel Jeremiah, who recently stopped by Lions training camp in Allen Park on Tuesday. A month ago, Jeremiah went as far as calling Riddick his favorite sleeper for the upcoming season.

    Riddick will inevitably be behind Reggie Bush and Joique Bell on the depth chart, but under Joe Lombardi’s offense, he’ll still get more than a fair share of opportunities.

    George Johnson


    That’s right, George Johnson.

    Earlier this month I proclaimed Johnson as nothing more than a camp body, and gave him a zero percent chance at making the final roster.

    Well I hope it’s not too late to change my stance, because Johnson has been lighting the trenches on fire so far, and has even been running with the first-team units with Ziggy Ansah on the sidelines.

    If Johnson can continue to impress coaches in August, he has a legitimate shot at becoming a pass rushing specialist for the Lions.