Detroit Lions 2nd Round Pick Mikel LeShoure, Out for Season, Torn Achilles

Yet another reason to compare Detroit Lions second round pick, running back Mikel Leshoure, to Steelers tailback Rashard Mendenhall. They were both the feature back for one season for the Illinois Fighting Illini before bolting early for the NFL.

Both wore the same jersey number in college football before being taken in the same range on draft day. Now both have seen their rookie seasons lost to injury. Mendenhall was shut down on placed on IR in week four of the 2008 season after just 19 carries.

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