NFL Team Capsules: Detroit Lions

Studs: WR Calvin Johnson, DE Kyle Vanden Bosch DT Ndamukong Suh

Duds: RB Kevin Smith

Sleepers: WR Bryant Johnson WR/KR Derrick Williams, TE Tony Scheffler

X-Factor: Contenders or pretenders…is this team still in rebuilding mode?

Synopsis: The Lions finished with just two victories last season, which was two more than what they won two seasons ago. Lions fans have endured some pretty rough times in Detroit but hope is in the air as the team has improved vastly in recent drafts, adding quality-caliber players such as QB Matthew Stafford, RB Jahvid Best, WR Calvin Johnson and OT Gosder Cherilus on offense. Impact players such as WR Nate Burleson, DE Kyle Vanden Bosch, CB Chris Houston (trade) and first round draft pick DT Ndamukong Suh were brought in during the offseason to give

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