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Drafting Best was Lions' best move

Martin Mayhew, the Lions GM, calls his new running back Jahvid Best “lightning in a bottle.”

Lions linebacker Zack Follett, who played with Best at California, said in a tweet on Sunday that Best is not as fast as he looks on tape, he’s faster.

With rookie minicamp that runs Friday through Sunday, we will get our first glimpse of Best and perhaps his speed.

Mayhew has strived all offseason to make this team bigger and faster. Best certainly will help in the latter category.

He ran a 4.35 at the Combine that was measure by laser. Of course, it’s not just the speed that matters. This guy can find holes — he said his vision is his strength — and bust through for long runs. He could be a huge difference-maker for the Lions offense.

It appears the Lions had another great draft. Picking Ndamukong Suh was a no-brainer. Trading up to get Best was the Lions’ best move over the three-day event.


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