In attempting to find some sense of a rushing attack since Reggie Bush’s best season back in 2013, the Detroit Lions left no stone unturned this past offseason.
Ultimately, the team settled on signing veteran LeGarrette Blount and selecting Auburn standout Kerryon Johnson in the second round of April’s draft. It’s led to mixed results. While Johnson has shown signs of promise, Detroit heads into Week 11 ranked in the bottom 10 in rushing.
Apparently, Johnson was not Detroit’s first option in the draft. Appearing on the Fox pregame show Thursday night, The Athletic’s Jay Glazer reported that Detroit attempted to trade for Seattle Seahawks rookie running back Rashaad Penny immediately after they selected him No. 27 overall back in April.