#2: James Stewart
Years in Detroit: 2000-02
Rushing yards as a Lion: 2,890
Everything about James Ottis Stewart III was boring, from his 19th century British aristocrat name, to his 80s baseball player mustache, his zero move north-south running style, and even this exceptionally dry YouTube video about him that stands in place of any highlights.
With that said, that guy was quietly productive.
Stewart was the official backup plan after Barry Sanders, signed in the 2000 offseason and providing a much-needed addition at the time.
Though he obviously couldn’t match his legendary predecessor in either stats or highlight runs, Stewart did go over 1,000 yards twice in his three years in Detroit.