Dwayne Washington – Running Back, Rookie, Washington
Grade – C
We would be talking more about rookie Dwayne Washington’s season if it wasn’t for all the injuries to the running back corp. Washington proved himself to be a productive north, south runner with the ability to nose out touch yardage. His season average of 2.9 yards per carry leaves a bit to be desired, but as a role player Washington should fit in well next season.
To fill in the depth chart, the Lions signed a slew of running backs but none of them caught on. Former Baltimore Raven Justin Forsett, Former Detroit Lion Joique Bell and Former Tampa Bay Buccaneer Mike James all had a cup of coffee or two in Detroit as emergency options off of the bench. None of them caught on and failed to register a carry during the regular season.