How the Addition of Dorin Dickerson Impacts the Detroit Lions Offense

October 16, 2013   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The Detroit Lions shook up the receiving corps on Monday. The team waived wideout Patrick Edwards after a disappointing start to the season.
In the corollary roster move, the Lions signed Dorin Dickerson.
Just signed with the Detroit Lions! Lets gooooo
— Dorin Dickerson (@scorindorin) October 14, 2013 These two represent vastly divergent skill sets and physical profiles.
Edwards is a slightly built 5'9" and 175 pounds, his official measurements from his NFL.com profile. He has excellent straight-line speed but lacks lateral agility and wiggle to his routes. 
His lack of strength and ability to separate from coverage were real issues. Poor play in the Cleveland game proved the end of the Lions' patience for the former Houston Cougar.
Edwards was targeted twice on the final Lions drive of the first half, both times on the same route. He failed to separate from Browns corner Chris Owens down the left sideline after Owens was not fooled by a pedest...

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