Dec 27, 2014; El Paso, TX, USA; Duke Blue Devils wide receiver Jamison Crowder (3) runs back a punt for a touchdown against the Arizona State Sun Devils in the 2014 Sun Bowl at Sun Bowl Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Ivan Pierre Aguirre-USA TODAY Sports
5. Jamison Crowder, WR, Duke
The current elephant in the room as it relates to the Lions is how dissapointing the return game was in 2014. As such, the team should be looking to either replace or push Jeremy Ross in the fourth wide receiver and return man role.
There’s few better prospects than Crowder at showing breakaway speed in the open field as well as the ability to make a big play on kickoffs or punts, making him an interesting option in this category.
He’s tiny at 5’8″, but as Mike Mayock of the NFL Network put it, he’s the type of player a team drafts as a returner first and then works on teaching everything else. In this way, he’s not unlike Devin Hester. Detroit needs a game breaker, and with 4,216 all-purpose yards and 17 touchdowns through the air, Crowder could be that complete guy.
Along with Tomlinson, he’s also consistent, having played in all 39 games through the last three years.
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