Detroit Lions camp quandary 2019: Sorting out the bubble players
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Keeper: Ty Johnson, Running Back
Another area where the Detroit Lions have struggled is with depth at running back. Ty Johnson is 5-10, 208 pounds, went to Maryland and has jets (with a small “j”).
He has the speed to compliment Kerryon Johnson at 4.4-seconds in his forty-yard dash.
Another reason that makes a ton of sense to me is that many teams utilize a smaller, speedster back to threaten opponents.
The Chicago Bears use of Tarik Cohen, who had over 1,000 yards on offense, is a good example.
This also solves another problem, Theo Riddick, a third-down specialist is set to make $4.62 million dollars, according to Spotrac.
The Lions can then keep the younger, cheaper option while gaining speed that Riddick never had.