The Detroit Lions were okay with his injury past and went ahead and took him in the second round of the 2011 draft. Now they have to be wondering if--or when--he's going to live up to his promise.
It sounds like things are going well for him this time around:
“I haven’t felt this healthy to do anything in the off-season,” he said. “I (couldn’t do) a lot of pounding. But this off-season I feel like I’m going to be able to get a full off-season.”
Since he has yet to develop in to the compliment that the Lions wanted to Calvin Johnson the team went out and got Golden Tate. So it now appears that he will have to battle it out just to make sure he gets the No. 3 slot.
But should he win the slot--and he should--once he gets healthy it would not be surprising if he starts to take snaps from Tate.