What started as a game of catch-up is now becoming one of catch him if you can.
Jahvid Best, the Lions' rookie first-round pick, is starting to gain a little traction barely a month into his NFL career. And Wednesday, as the team began a three-day mandatory minicamp, the fleet-footed running back again showed flashes of his potential, busting a few long runs.
"We're not in pads, we're not really tackling and everything," Best said, quick to downplay some of the highlights, including a pitch play and a pair of screen passes he turned into big gains. "But, I mean, it does feel good to kind of get in the open field and go."
Best has a chance to be one of those rookie RBs you target early in your draft, especially if you're looking to build for the future in your keeper league. San Diego's Ryan Mathews will probably draw the most interest, but Best shouldn't be too far behind by the time your draft comes around.