The Lions traded up a few spots with the Vikings to select RB Jahvid Best out of California at #30 overall. Best is similar in size and skill set to C.J. Spiller who went to the Bills at #9, but Best has injury concerns after missing the end of last season with a concussion. Best ran a 4.35 40 at the combine and can catch the ball out of the backfield.
Kevin Smith's status for the start of the season is in doubt after a torn ACL shortened his 2009 season, and the Lions don't see Maurice Morris as an answer. Expect Jahvid Best to get in the mix immediately and has huge upside if he can stay on the field.