The Detroit Lions have watched teams across the NFL have huge success running the ball. Will the draft bring help at running back to enjoy similar success?
This week, we’ll distract ourselves with some draft talk and discuss a neglected area of the Detroit Lions roster, the running backs. The NFL run game has enjoyed a bit of a renaissance with more open playbooks featuring running quarterbacks, power runners, and focus on defense but what does that mean for the Detroit Lions?
When would vice president-general manager Bob Quinn be best advised to draft some running help in the 2020 NFL Draft given league trends? Well, Lions fans, how are you holding up? We at Kick In The Crotch Weekly are focused on the upcoming draft as it is the only football event on the horizon.
Free agency has helped fill some of the sports void left by the COVID-19 pandemic but the draft is the main event for the Detroit Lions and their fans because it’s where their best help will come from.
We are less than two weeks from the draft and little has changed when considering the needs of the roster. The Lions still need pass-rushers, cornerbacks, offensive line help, and depth almost everywhere. While many feel that running back is a need at some point, there is little consensus on how to improve the position.
One school of thought is to bring back starter Kerryon Johnson, Bo Scarbrough, and Ty Johnson as the primary committee, with perhaps a veteran addition who can run between the tackles. It was reported not long ago, that the Detroit Lions had contacted Carlos Hyde, for example.
Here’s a list of available options according to Spotrac, here.