Like Barr, Texas A&M wideout Mike Evans would almost certainly start the 2014 season third on the depth chart at his position.
Some weeks that would mean a starting assignment, while in others Evans would come off of the bench. Either way, it's a role that figures to see extensive action in new offensive coordinator Joe Lombardi's offense.
Evans brings tantalizing size and strength as an outside target. This would allow free-agent signing Golden Tate to slide inside to the slot, where he had some success in his Seattle tenure. With Calvin Johnson also adept at playing the slot, Evans would give Lombardi freedom to isolate favorable matchups.
There are issues with Evans, however. He's not quick off of the line, which somewhat limits the roles he can play. Also, the Lions already have a crowd of giant targets with Johnson, tight ends Joseph Fauria and Brandon Pettigrew, as well as holdover Kris Durham.
The team could, and probably should, be looking for a little more diversity of targets.
Then there is the availability factor. Evans winds up coming off of the draft board before Detroit picks in a plethora of mock drafts, going to Buffalo (SB Nation), Cleveland (Detroit Lions Draft) and Tampa Bay (in two of CBS's listed mocks and NFL.com).
If he does last to tenth, Evans will certainly be in the Lions' final consideration.