The Lions are just two years removed from selecting Kerryon Johnson in the third round of the draft and one year past making him their "running back of the future." Finishing 21st in the league in rushing yards and 29th in rushing touchdowns forces a change in philosophy, which is part of the reason why the team took D'Andre Swift in the second round this year -- he was too good to pass up at No. 35 overall.
Based on Swift's draft selection and how productive he was at Georgia, it's expected he'll take over the role as primary ball carrier at some point.
We think Swift has three-down ability and agree that Swift is likely the lead back in what will at least be a committee to start the season. We rank Swift 27th in our PPR rankings at RB.