The Lions drafted receiver Ryan Broyles with a very specific idea of the role he’d play in their offense next season.
“(He) will be a great fit for us and really helps our offensive skill,” Lions general manager Martin Mayhew told the media after the pick. “(He’s) another receiving weapon for our quarterback and we feel great about the pick.”
The Lions see Broyles as a perfect fit in the slot, and wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson thinks Broyles can excel there.
It appears that the Lions plan to use Nate Burleson in the slot this season with Calvin Johnson and Titus Young on the outside. Broyles would eventually take over for Burleson in the slot, but probably not in 2012.