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Megatron? Top 5 Alternate Nicknames for Detroit's Calvin Johnson
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Has any NFL wideout had a better start to the season than the Detroit Lions Calvin Johnson

Well, maybe Wes Welker, but the man only has five touchdowns and plays alongside Ochocinco, making him Tom Brady's only real WR option.

Johnson has just completed his fourth straight game with two TD grabs, the only other receiver besides Cris Carter to do so. After four games, that puts him at a league best eight touchdowns, three in front of Welker. He has had to catch balls from young Matthew Stafford who, while good, is no Brady.

He is also 4-0, which in the end is the only stat that matters. 

But what of Johnson's nickname? Megatron? Supposedly coined by fellow players and coaches in reference to his large frame and hands, Johnson has seemingly embraced being named after Hasbro's most villainous Decepticon. But couldn't we do better?

In celebration of the Lions' recent success, here are five alternative nicknames that should be considered by Detroit's receiving savior.

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