Lion RB Jahvid Best looking good early

Detroit Free Press - [Full Article]

Lions rookie running back Jahvid Best made one of those big plays in practice Sunday morning that made him a highlight-reel favorite of coach Jim Schwartz's.

In a seven-on-seven drill, Best found himself in one-on-one coverage against linebacker Vinny Ciurciu and took off. Quarterback Matthew Stafford hit Best, who would have gone into the end zone untouched.

"When we get matches with myself on a linebacker, we like to take advantage of them, so that was just one of those opportunities," Best said. "Matt made a great throw, and I was able to come up with the catch."

Schwartz recalled Best's high-yardage production at California and lauded his explosiveness in general.

"We knew that was part of his skill set," Schwartz said. "We knew that was part of what he brought to the table. He's done nothing to dispel that right now.

Fantasy Impact: 

Best is the 29th-best RB at 4for4 and has an ADP of the fifth round. It remains to be seen just how many touches he's going to get, but he seems to have the potential to be a steal and out-produce his ranking this year.

Filed Under: 2010, Preseason

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