Is Kevin Smith Still a Good Fit in Detroit?

August 30, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There are many reasons to admire Detroit running back Kevin Smith. He has a great attitude and outstanding work ethic. He's fearless when powering the ball up the middle, has great hands out of the backfield, and is a solid blocker.
Drafted by the Lions in the third round of the 2008 draft (64th overall pick), Smith signed a three-year, $1.799 million contract and proceeded to rack up 976 yards on 238 carries and score eight touchdowns. His longest run was 50 yards.
Smith also had 286 receiving yards on 39 receptions in 16 games that season.
In the 13 games Smith played during the 2009 season, he ran for 747 yards and scored four touchdowns. His longest run was for 31 yards. Smith's effectiveness as a receiver improved markedly, with 41 grabs for 415 yards and one receiving touchdown.
After tearing the ACL in his left knee during Week 14 last season in a 48-3 blowout loss to the Ravens, Smith surprised many people when only six months after major surgery, he had rec...

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