ALLEN PARK — Ryan Broyles is feeling good and it shows.
After ACL surgery on each knee and a repaired torn Achilles’ in the last three years, he’s starting to look like the wide receiver the Lions drafted in the second round in 2012.
It’s as good as he’s felt wearing the Honolulu blue and silver.
“That’s for sure, without a doubt —100 percent,’’ Broyles said. “I feel good, I feel like I’m going to continue to get better, get more feel with the quarterbacks, understand the defense and things like that. I really feel the sky’s the limit.’’
Broyles was in the tight competition at wide receiver and obviously survived. He had solid showings in the four preseason games.
“He caught the ball well, he did a very nice job of catching the ball and doing what we call, you dodge one and split two. His run after the catch was certainly very good,’’ coach Jim Caldwell said. “There were a number of times for a while where every single time he touched the ball he converted for a first down.
“... He showed he obviously recovered from his injuries he’s had previously, showed his explosion, nice hands, spatial awareness and had a good sense of what we were trying to do from an offensive standpoint. He was productive and that’s what we look for. He did a nice job,’’ Caldwell added.
Broyles and his wife Mary Beth were in Dallas on Saturday morning when he got word from his agent that he had made the 53-man roster.
“You kind of know what’s going on, throughout the process and how things are going offensively,’’ Broyles said. “... It was a big relief though.’’
So they celebrated by going to Six Flags over Texas and then watching their Oklahoma Sooners slam Louisiana Tech, 48-16.