10 Offensive Players the Detroit Lions Must Watch at the NFL Combine

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Nov 15, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; Miami Hurricanes running back Duke Johnson (8) stiff-arms Florida State Seminoles linebacker Reggie Northrup (5) as the Seminoles beat the Hurricanes 30-26 at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Manning-USA TODAY Sports

7. Duke Johnson, RB, Miami

Another tough runner with speed mixed in, Johnson isn’t as well known as some of his counterparts thanks to the struggles of his collegiate program. In big games, though (see Florida State), Johnson ran well, and has the catching ability out of the backfield and downhill speed the Lions would love to have in the offense. Injuries and ball security are the concern, so Johnson must show he can run durably as well as with the burst that made him a household name in college.

Drills to watch: Off-tackle reaction drill, 40 yard dash, 3 cone drill. 

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