Kris Durham, in his first NFL start, made one of the best catches of the year for the Lions in early December.
Durham was activated from the Lions' practice squad due to their injury depleted receiving corps, and he didn't disappoint, making a one-handed highlight-reel catch.
However, he didn't light the world on fire the rest of the game, or the rest of the year either. Durham's totals from the four games he appeared in are modest at best, per ESPN.com. However he does have potential for much more.
Particularly if he's able to develop the same kind of chemistry he had with Stafford in college. They were not only teammates but roommates as well.
Durham clearly has skills, and his friendship with Stafford certainly won't hurt his chances; however, he's fighting for one of the last roster spots among a crowded field of receivers.
Patrick Edwards, Devin Thomas, Mike Thomas, Micheal Spurlock and Corey Fuller are all players Durham will have to contend with. They are smaller, quicker receivers whose versatility might give them an edge.
On the other hand, Durham is a big target, and he's proven he can catch. He'll need to prove he's taken several more steps forward in his development to win a roster spot though.