Detroit Lions Running Back Breakdown: Full Evaluation and Depth Chart Analysis

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Detroit Lions Running Back Breakdown: Full Evaluation and Depth Chart Analysis
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Former Dolphins RB Reggie Bush signed a 4-year deal with the Lions this off-season

Ever since that fateful day in 1999 when Hall of Fame running back Barry Sanders retired, the Detroit Lions have been clamoring for that home-run hitting running back.

Sure, they had James Stewart, who was good enough in his first season. But after that, the Lions have had virtually nothing to write home about in the running back department.

Hearing this, Lions' GM Martin Mayhew has done what he could to try to shore up that position, though some would argue to no avail. Jahvid Best hasn't played in two seasons, Mikel Leshoure missed his rookie season with a torn Achilles tendon and the Kevin Smith Revival Tour was cut short last season. 

Really, it seemed as if the only real surprise this season was Joique Bell, who held his own last season for the Honolulu blue. This year, however, a new face will don the blue and silver in an effort to shore up a much-maligned position. 

Hey, anyone can be better than Greg Hill or Tatum Bell, right?

So without further ado, I present to you the men who will be carrying the ball for the Lions this season.

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