2015 Detroit Lions Training Camp: Preview, Position Battles, Schedule

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1. Third Wide Receiver: Ryan Broyles vs. TJ Jones vs. Jeremy Ross vs. Lance Moore vs. Corey Fuller

The No. 1 position battle at Detroit Lions training camp is undoubtedly the fight for the third wide receiver spot. Five very different guys will be fighting for one key spot on an offense that is known to throw the football.

For starters, we have Ryan Broyles. Broyles could be the most talented of the bunch, but also seems like he might be the longest shot. In 2014 head coach Jim Caldwell kept Broyles either on the bench or inactive for a majority of games. Some people will be quick to attribute that to his injury riddled past, however coach Caldwell is adiment that its more of a personnel issue.

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Next up is newly signed vet, Lance Moore. Moore was brought in largely due to his familiarity to the Lions offense, due to his time spent with Joe Lombardi in New Orleans. Moore had a down year last season in Pittsburgh, but there is little reason to doubt that he cannot return to relevance in Detroit.

Then there is Corey Fuller. Fuller spent a portion of 2014 in the third and fourth wideout spot, and technically should be the leading candidate for the role in 2015. In fact, the fact that we’re having this conversation shows that the Lions have doubts in his abilities.

Rounding out this group of five are Jeremy Ross and TJ Jones. Ross also spent a lot of time as the third receiver last season, largely because of his blocking ability. Jones on the other had spent 2014 injured and never received a chance to prove himself. Both will get a chance to prove their worth to the team moving forward, and the completion should be fierce.

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