Five Detroit Lions who are poised for a breakout season

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Corey Fuller

Dec 21, 2014; Chicago, IL, USA; Chicago Bears cornerback Tim Jennings (26) pushes Detroit Lions wide receiver Corey Fuller (10) drawing a pass interference flag to set up a Detroit Lions touchdown during the fourth quarter at Soldier Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Fuller went from a seldom used sixth round wide receiver who was on the roster bubble to a starter who would be asked to stretch the field when Megatron was injured. His game-winning catch against the Saints last year was indicative of the strides he’s made since entering the league as a track star.

The Lions knew when they drafted Fuller that it would take some time to develop and while he certainly is far from a finished product, he should have a bigger role this season. Fans may not see much underneath route running from him with Lance Moore and Golden Tate expected to do a lot of that, but he should see more looks down the field as the Lions look to air it out this season. Much like Van Noy, Fuller’s season will be predicated on how “great” his offseason is.

Fuller will likely see a ton of push for playing time should Lance Moore have a strong showing in training camp. However, outside of Calvin Johnson there isn’t a player that stretches the field quite like Fuller so it is his job to lose.

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