A second-round pick out of Illinois, Mikel Leshoure joined teammates and free-agent cornerback Dre Bly for Day 1 of the second set of player-organized workouts Monday at Birmingham Detroit Country Day.
He sat out some of the practice with a cramp and kept his bruising running style under wraps in a no-contact workout, but he still caught the eye of cohorts.
"He's a big kid," quarterback Matthew Stafford said. "He's what I expected to see, which is good."
Said receiver Derrick Williams: "He looks like he's a beast. He has that look. And when he was in college he was definitely someone to be afraid of. I wasn't on defense, but some of my guys (at Penn State) were like it was hard to tackle that guy."