Ryan Broyles: I’m looking forward to the opportunity


The Lions will be without wide receiver Nate Burleson for several weeks at least after Burleson broke his arm in a car accident, a development that has led them to look into the trade market for help.

There could be a match on that front, but the Lions have to prepare for the possibility that the in-house options are going to be the guys they have to rely on during Burleson’s absence. Ryan Broyles, who made his 2013 debut against Washington, would be at the top of the list of those options and the 2012 second-round pick is looking forward to a chance to move into a bigger role on the offense.

“I’m ready to go out there and just produce,” Broyles said, via the Lions website. “Get my adrenaline going like last game and get my feet wet a little bit and I’m just looking forward to the opportunity.”

Even if Broyles is able to fill a larger role in the coming weeks, the Lions could stay in the market for more help at receiver. Broyles is best suited for a role in the slot, which would leave an opportunity to upgrade from Patrick Edwards and Kris Durham on the outside. The market will determine whether or not that comes to pass, but things will wind up looking different at receiver in Detroit one way or another.

4 responses to “Ryan Broyles: I’m looking forward to the opportunity

  1. Broyles has the ability to be a very good slot receiver if he can stay healthy. That being said, they need a #2 on the outside with Nate gone. Hopefully they can get something done with a trade. Edwards and Durham aren’t terrible but they won’t be enough for the Lions to have a great passing attack.

  2. After the Titus Young debacle, I think the Lions stay away from Josh Gordon and Kenny Britt like the plague.

    RB Mikel LeShoure for WR Rueben Randle would make more sense than some of the aforementioned options. Both are former 2d Round picks–albeit 1 year apart.

    The 0-3 Giants could use an alternative to Wilson.

    Joique Bell has supplanted LeShoure as the Lions No. 2 RB and the Lions really don’t need him.

    Randle has reportedly had difficulty establishing chemistry with Eli Manning, which has led to 3 INTs.

    For 2013 and 2014, they’re both paid about the same so there are no salary cap implications.

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