Of the 4 areas in which the Lions need help, this is the first pick that addresses any of those needs. The Lions moved up to take Leshoure by swapping with Seattle, who traded its 2nd-round pick, 5th-round and 7th-round picks for Detroit’s 3rd (75), 4th (107), 5th (No. 154) and 7th (205).
Not surprisingly, this is the first move they’ve made thus far that I really like. Leshoure is a big back with good speed and great athleticism. While he doesn’t have a large body of work, he was very productive in the one year that he was a starter, running for over 1,700 yards. I’m sure that folks are scratching their heads at the Lions taking an RB so early, but they only have two on the roster and Jahvid Best missed a lot of time last year.