Trade for TE Scheffler one of Lions' top moves
With all the offseason moves the Lions have made, the trade for Denver to bring Tony Scheffler back to Michigan should prove to be one of the best moves.
Scheffler, a 6-foot-5 tight end, is a multidimensional player that coach Jim Schwartz can't seem to say enough good things about. Scheffler has good hands, amazing speed for his size and can fit in most anywhere. On one play, the Lions have him line up at fullback. When he's paired with 6-foot-5 tight end Brandon Pettigrew, that could be a very impressive sight unless you are the opposing defense.
Scheffler gives the Lions even more options on offense.
He got a slow start when he moved here because of a bum ankle, but since he's been 100 percent he's been impressive throughout the OTAs and minicamp.
Scheffler might provide a surprise to Lions fans. He didn't get all the publicity when he was traded here, but he has made the most of his opportunities.
And, he's happy to be back home. He grew up in Chelsea as a Detroit Lions fan.
(This is the final segment of the series of 20 players to watch in training camp which opens on July 31. Follow me on Twitter @PaulaPasche. And don't forget continual daily updates on my Lions Lowdown blog at TheOaklandPress.com.)