A report links Steelers WR Emmanuel Sanders to Detroit Lions

Frank Victores-US PRESSWIRE

Looking for a sidekick to Megatron, the experienced Sanders makes sense, even if the Lions do have the possibility of landing a talented receiver with the 10th overall pick.

Call him Starscream.

Steelers pending free agent wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders is being mentioned as a possible target of the Detroit Lions, looking to be the ever-elusive second wide receiver Calvin Johnson, nicknamed "Megatron."

Sanders makes sense for Detroit, a team that has has a top 10 pick and has been linked to Texas A&M WR Mike Evans with that pick. Trading up for a shot at Clemson WR Sammy Watkins is also a possibility in Detroit.

Lions tight end Brandon Pettigrew is also a free agent, and the team will have to adjust to the huge contracts of Johnson, quarterback Matthew Stafford and defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh.

Sanders certainly won't command Johnson-like numbers, but could be a decent sidekick for the Lions. He played a pretty good No. 2 role for the Steelers over the past two seasons.

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