07:58 AM ET 02.06 | With depth seemingly always an issue in Detroit's offensive backfield, the Lions will be scouring the draft for help at running back. [But] Hall-of-Famer Barry Sanders said he's a fan of one back already in town -- Mikel Leshoure. "He's young, he's physical, I thought he showed a lot of promise," Sanders said Saturday at the NFL Honors awards show. "I don't know what their sort of plan is for him as far as the future, how much more responsibility they see. But I think for a young running back, I certainly see a big role that he's going to play in the offense and maybe even use him more in the passing game." A second-round pick out of Illinois in 2011, Leshoure led the Lions with 798 yards rushing and nine touchdowns last year.