Detroit to Start Rookie Wide Reciever Sunday Versus Giants

alfred haflichCorrespondent IOctober 14, 2010

DENVER - AUGUST 21:  Wide receiver Bryant Johnson #80 of the Detroit Lions prepares to face the Denver Broncos during preseason NFL action at INVESCO Field at Mile High on August 21, 2010 in Denver, Colorado. The Lions defeated the Broncos 25-20.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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O.K. we are five games into the season and I am still confused why Bryant Johnson is still here.

He has a total of five receptions for 51 yards this season. which means we are relying on Calvin, Nate, and Pettigrew to carry the workload.

Now don't get me wrong by any means, I think they re handling the job well, and Hill is doing a fine job of spreading the rock around but,..

If you look at some of the best offenses in the league. I don't think its any suprise that teams have at least three talented Wideouts that can make a play on any given Sunday.

For Detroit it seems that defenses double Megatron which leaves Burleson or Pettigrew to get a look, and if it's not there Hill checks it down to Best. This seems to be the standard play for Detroit this year. 

When defenses watch game tape and prepare to face the Lions on Sunday I highly doubt that they plan and prepare for Bryant Johnson in their gameplan. There is no three-headed monster to worry about in Detroit.

The answer I believe is sitting on the practice squad. But for the life of me I can't figure out why they don't get a chance to prove themselves. We have a choice of two: Michael Moore and recently added Alric Arnett.

Now for the sake of time and typing I will review my personal favorite: Alric Arnett.

Arnett is 6'2" 187 pounds, Ran a 4.52 at the NFL Combine, and has a vertical of 40.0.

In college Arnett was specifically a deep threat. He has speed and toughness to be a very talented WR. A set of fresh legs would be a great addition to the passing attack of the Lions. With Megatron and Burleson to teach and help the young rookie learn the ropes, I believe he would help to open things up and stretch the field.

Bryant Johnson is tired and lacks the hunger that a rookie like Arnett brings to the game.

Derrick Williams has to this point only proven to be a KR, but with the strong showing and 105 yard kick return by Stefan Logan Sunday against the Rams I don't see him getting to may returns.

It seems that the coaches and the front office have the idea of building off of young talented players for the franchise yet at the wideout postition we have on the roster two veterans and Megatron. To me it seems that a rookie can do what Bryant Johnson has done this year and quite frankly a whole lot more.

It would be a dream come true to hear that either one of the WR has been activated from the pratice squad for this Sunday's game. Give the Giant's something to think about other than a washed out veteran reciever that is no threat at all.

 check out this video of Arnett's highlights: