The Lions found perfect fits at a reasonable price in Golden Tate and James Ihedigbo, uncovered a couple diamonds in the rough, including defensive end George Johnson, but have gotten minimal contributions from the team's draft class through eight games.
Mayhew continues to hold out hope that his second round pick will still pan out. But with Johnson set to return against Miami after the bye, and Fauria and Ebron nearing returns as well, it's unclear how or when Broyles will get that kind of opportunity.
The Lions couldn't find a way to get Riddick on the field in the first four weeks and it will be a challenge to continue finding him reps with both Reggie Bush and Joique Bell expected to be at full strength after the bye.
Detroit is expected to get players like Calvin Johnson and Reggie Bush back after the bye week, but already has six players on injured reserve. And Nick Fairley just went out with a knee injury last week in London. Check out this recap of the Lions' injury situation.