Now That We Got Leshoure...

What do you guys think of us releasing Jerome Felton this year? He says if he doesnt get more touches that he wants out anyways.

(LINK)  Jerome Felton to the Lions: Play me or lose me

IMO Felton has never been very productive here in Detroit, and releasing him will just free up some Salary Space for our FA signings this year. Being a FullBack in the NFL means that you are a lead blocker first, then a ball carrier. I think that half of our struggles on 3rd and 1 have been due to him not being able to push the pile, while the other half was that we just havent had a big and powerful back.

This young Henry Hynowski kid is UDFA. I have seen several of you comment about this guy before the draft so lets take a look at him now:

(LINK) Henry Hynowksi FFToolbox

Scouting report: Henry Hynoski, Pittsburgh

NFL position: FB

Height: 6-0 3/8

Weight: 257

40 time: 4.82

Current projection: Fifth-round pick

Strengths: Has a wide build with above-average arm length for a fullback, and his athleticism makes him an efficient lead blocker in the run game. Can locate and sustain lead blocks on the move and is a sound performer in pass protection. Should offer good value on special teams.

Weaknesses: Has average speed for the position at best and lacks the quickness and elusiveness to gain yards after contact. Does not possess good run skills or production.

Bottom line: Hynoski was a two-year starter at fullback for Pitt. He'll fit best in a traditional West Coast offense, as he is capable of serving as a lead blocker, pass protector and underneath receiver in the backfield. His lack of speed will hinder him as a legitimate fullback in the NFL, however. Still, he has draft value because of his ability to play on special teams. Even as a rookie, he'll compete for playing time.


The dude is a brick wall and very athletic. He is young and seems to understand his role as a FB. I bet he wont complain about playing time with us. I hope we dont resign Felton and sign this young kid off of UDFA. With him lead blocking for Leshoure, we stand a great chance and converting them pesky 3rd and 1's. What do you all think?

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