Development of lower tier receivers
Oct 26, 2014; London, UNITED KINGDOM; Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson (right) celebrates with receiver Corey Fuller (10) after the NFL International Series game against the Atlanta Falcons at Wembley Stadium. The Lions defeated the Falcons 22-21. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
The Lions have had this problem for far too long. While earlier in this article I noted that the Lions made a nice move to help the receiving corps with the signing of veteran Lance Moore. I believe that Moore can contribute nicely to the Lions, but I also know that the chances of that are still a bit slim.
The Lions have a young group beyond the potential starting three. Corey Fuller, Jeremy Ross, T.J. Jones, and Ryan Broyles have all struggled to make their marks in the league and 2014 was no different. Despite some decent games by Fuller and Ross, the Lions could never hammer down a receiver that could come in and consistently contribute.
The Lance Moore signing may have in fact been a sign that the Lions still have a concern with their young group. I have faith that Corey Fuller can be a great asset to the Lions in the future, but at the moment I’m a bit worried about the direction the Lions receiving corps is headed for in 2015.
Next: Youth along the offensive line