2012 NFL Draft - Pick 54: Ryan Broyles, WR, Detroit Lions

by Cory J. Bonini on April 27, 2012 @ 17:44:25 PDT


Ryan Broyles, WR, Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions selected Oklahoma wide receiver Ryan Broyles with the 54th pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Fantasy analysis: On the surface, this pick makes little sense for a Detroit team that needs immediate help at defensive end and cornerback. A slot receiver coming off surgery five months ago for a torn anterior cruciate ligament doesn't help them win no. Broyles, 5-foot-10, 192 pounds, will probably move into the slot in 2013, with Titus Young taking over for Nate Burleson, who will make $4.5 million that season.

Broyles has no 2012 fantasy value and is a reach in full-retention keeper formats. Leave him to the waiver wire in all typical leagues.

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About Cory J. Bonini

Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

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