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While the Lions drafted Ryan Broyles in the second round, expect Brandon Pettigrew to remain as Matthews Stafford’s check down option in the middle of the field. Eventually, I could see Broyles cutting into Pettigrew’s production, as he projects to be a solid slot receiver but coming off an injury in college, Broyles is no sure thing to be on the active roster to begin the season.
Megatron will be the top target in this offense but Nate Burleson and Titus Young aren’t threats to hurt Pettigrew’s chances of being one of the top five tight ends in receptions.
A reliable red-zone option, Pettigrew is a worthy TE1 and should flirt with over 80 receptions again, in a pass first