For some reason, Eric Decker is not getting a lot of talk or a lot of consideration from any teams at this point. The questions that surround Decker have a lot to do with the fact that he has had Peyton Manning throwing to him the past 2 years.
Decker thrived off his role for the Denver Broncos; he was able to get open for Manning as Demariyus Thomas was double covered a lot of the time. Decker hauled in 87 receptions last season which was his career best.
One would assume that he possesses the numbers of a #1 wide receiver, but that just is not the case. It is proven that Decker can thrive in an offense where he is not the featured receiver; he is a great slot guy, a great decoy and a guy that gets open.
When thinking of a team that could use him, the Detroit Lions just jump off the page. The Lions have already stated they will focus on the Wide Receiver position in the draft and in free agency; why not Eric Decker?
The supporting cast for Matthew Stafford and Calvin Johnson are weak. Nate Burleson was the best 2nd option they had and the Lions released him. Kevin Ogletree has yet to prove a thing but the Lions re-signed him today with a 1 year deal. Finally, Kris Durham who was the tallest player in the NFL last year, made some big catches for the Lions but most of the time was Mr. Stone-Hands and couldn't hold on to the ball.
Let's face it, the Lions are hurting at the WR position and can't depend on Calvin Johnson year after year, they need someone else who can be quietly explosive and who can be counted on to get the job done every Sunday; Eric Decker can be the guy that helps put the finishing touches on a potentially explosive offense.