Detroit Lions: The Great Wide Receiver Battle

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Oct 5, 2014; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Lions wide receiver

Jeremy Ross

(12) runs with the ball against the Buffalo Bills during the third quarter at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

The case for Jeremy Ross

Jeremy Ross, to me, has his ups and downs. He can be a great punt and kick returner. He hasn’t shown a lot, as of late, in that department, but the potential is there.

As a receiver, he has the ability to make some plays and get the ball beyond the sticks for the first down, and then some.

Now this has been one receiver that has been extremely tough to gauge as far as what is done with him. Personally, I think that if the Detroit Lions do decide to dress a 6th wide receiver, he will be it. And, mainly because of his special teams abilities. While there are others who can also field kicks, I think he is the best choice for the job. You really don’t want to risk the injury involved with returns with someone like Golden Tate or any of our running backs.

So, I will leave Jeremy Ross as an on the fence receiver. If they dress 6, he will be one of them.

Well, that wraps up my personal opinion on where I stand with the receivers on this roster. Overall, there are some tough choices to make and I am glad I’m not the coach who has to decide who to let go and who to keep. But I can say, we are one day closer to the regular season kicking off and I haven’t been this excited for a Detroit Lions season in a very long time.

Mark DeGain is a columnist for of the FanSided Network. For continued Detroit Lions news, rumors and analysis, be sure to follow him on twitter at @SLR_Mark.

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