Detroit Lions Should Consider Drafting Jordan White

By Greg Bolotin

Detroit Lions should consider drafting wide receiver Jordan White in the later rounds of the 2012 NFL Draft. Drafting a wide receiver is not a priority for the Detroit Lions because they have All-Pro Wide receiver Calvin Johnson and a great supporting cast of receivers. Just in case Calvin Johnson or the other receivers get injured or miss any significant time. Drafting a wide receiver such as Jordan White would be a smart decision.

Drafting Jordan White from Western Michigan will be a great insurance for the Detroit Lions at the wide receiver position. Jordan White is very talented and could be a sleeper because he is expected to be drafted in the later rounds of the NFL draft. Jordan White was very productive in 2011. White had 140 receptions to go along with 17 touchdown receptions. In 2010 he also had 94 receptions for 1378 yards.

Jordan White can help the Detroit Lions as wide receiver, or as a special teams player returning punts or kickoffs. He has great hands with the ability to run great routes that would work very well in the Detroit Lions offensive game plan. The negative on Jordan White is that he has torn the acl in both of his knees. Jordan White is a low risk with a possibility of being a highly rewarding draft pick for the Detroit Lions.

Drafting Jordan White will give The Detroit Lions additional depth at the wide receiver position and with their special teams. Jordan White has shown in his time at Western Michigan, that when he is on the field he can be very productive. With injuries and players leaving in free agency. Having a player with the talent and abilities that Jordan White has will be a luxury for the Detroit Lions.

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