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2012 NFL Draft Recap: Will Broyles Have Enough Impact to Justify the Pick?

As we journey through our look at the rookies of all the NFC North teams, we arrive at probably the most controversial pick in the division from the Detroit Lions—wide receiver Ryan Broyles. At least it isn't a punter. Broyles himself isn't the controversial aspect of the pick. Aside from his recent injury (we'll get to that), he's a solid looking prospect. It's more the perception (shared by many but not all, of course) that it was a pick that was the least well spent—that of all the things the Lions could have grabbed in the second round, a wide receiver was unnecessary.
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