Lions' Jahvid Best a multidimensional RB
Jahvid Best played at Cal with Zack Follett who says Best is the fastest guy he’s ever seen on a football field.
Best’s speed was one reason the Lions moved up into late in the first round to draft him. They didn’t want to wait and find that he was unavailable. In fact, coach Jim Schwartz was not shy about saying just how much he wanted Best on his team.
Training camp will be big for Best. Not only will he likely be the featured running back, but he’ll line up in the slot too. Along with blazing speed, he has good hands too.
He will also be in the mix to return kicks which he did at Cal.
Best won’t be out to prove himself at training camp. The Lions have a good idea of what he can do. It will be a learning time for him, an important few weeks in his development as an NFL running back.
(This is part of a series of 20 Lions to watch in training camp which starts July 31. Follow me on Twitter.com @PaulaPasche.)