Detroit Lions’ Biggest Wild Cards for 2013

May 26, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In December 2011, the Detroit Lions signed little-known running back Joique Bell away from the New Orleans Saints. Jim Schwartz and Wayne State University fans were familiar with Bell's work, but no one knew what kind of impact he'd have, if any.
He had tons of potential, but there was also a possibility he wouldn't even make the roster.
Division II guys aren't exactly a dime a dozen in the NFL. Plus, the Lions' second-round pick Mikel Leshoure was finally healthy and ready to contribute full-time.
Bell was the ultimate wild card for the Lions and had a breakout campaign in 2012. He proved he belonged in the NFL, and for that, Pro Football Focus recently labeled him their "Secret Superstar".
The Lions have a number of players poised to follow in Bell's footsteps from obscurity to stardom.
They got significantly younger this offseason and have unproven players vying for starting roles who could dramatically impact their success.
These gu...

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