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If you're like me, the last thing you want to hear about is the Lions talking to yet another running back prospect.
Yet that's exactly what took place during the Senior Bowl practices last week.
The Lions have taken a running back in each of the last three drafts, and even trading up into one of the first two rounds in 2010 and 2011 for Jahvid Best and Mikel Leshoure, respectively, and the running game has barely improved at all over that time frame.
Reportedly, the Lions are concerned about Jahvid Best's future. Remember, the only reason Best wasn't a top-15 pick in 2010 was his injury red flags. After a horrific season-ending concussion at Cal, Best slipped down draft boards enough for the Lions to be able to trade up for him.
And things would have been just fine, assuming Best's injury history didn't catch up to him.
But Best suffered two more concussions last season, seemingly from lighter and lighter contact, and is apparently still dealing with symptoms. Best certainly wants to come back, but he's reaching a point where he needs to think about his future, as the effects of his concussions seem to be accumulating quickly.
This is almost exactly the same as the dilemma Zack Follett was dealing with last season, weighing his young football career against the threat of permanent disabling injury.
Follett ultimately attempted a comeback, only to call it a career after a few days of training camp when his injuries continued to nag him.
Nobody wants to hear this, but the same could happen with Best this summer, and if it does, the Lions will want to be on guard, and they could do a lot worse than Doug Martin, who played solid football all week.