Lions See Kerryon Johnson As 'Three-Down Player'

Lions RBs coach David Walker believes second-round RB Kerryon Johnson can be be a "three-down player."

The Lions haven't had much success drafting running backs in recent years but Johnson, who led the SEC in rushing yards for Auburn in 2017, has a chance to be different. "He’s kind of the type of player that fits with our program because he’s smart, he showed he’s productive and then he has flexibility in terms of first, second, third downs," said Walker. Johnson may not be a workhorse out of the gate—the Lions have veteran power back LeGarrette Blount and pass-catcher Theo Riddick at their disposal—but the 20-year-old's future is undeniably bright.

Source: Detroit Free Press