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Content: It was early October, Authentic Rashaan Melvin Jersey , and Jalen Reeves-Maybin was standing outside the Detroit Lions locker room within earshot of passers-by when Lions linebackers coach Bill Sheridan urged him to stay on top of his playbook because you never know what’s going to happen; in a month you could be starting. As the Lions hit the midpoint of their season, Authentic Denzelle Good Jersey , Sheridan’s words have come true. a fourth-round pick in April’s draft, womens Frank Gore Jersey ,Reeves-Maybin, has ascended from special-teams stalwart and defensive backup to essentially the team’s No. 3 linebacker. The Lions deploy their linebackers in different packages based on weekly matchups, womens Jack Doyle Jersey , which means veterans Nick Bellore and Paul Worrilow still see snaps next to every-down players Jarrad Davis and Tahir Whitehead. But in the two games before Monday’s night showdown with the Green Bay Packers, Authentic Anthony Castonzo Jersey , Reeves-Maybin had two of the most productive games of his young career. He made five tackles on 22 defensive snaps in last week’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and before the bye he made four tackles in a career-high 27 snaps in a loss to the New Orleans Saints. he’s very athletic, Authentic Darius Butler Jersey ,” Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin said last week. “He’s got really good bend and feel,“As a young guy, so that’s where he really gives us (is he's) really athletically more like a strong safety-type playing linebacker.” The Lions took Reeves-Maybin after a productive but injury-filled career at Tennessee with designs on eventually making him their weakside linebacker. plus unfavorable game scripts, womens Jacoby Brissett Jersey ,He opened the season in a clear backup capacity – he did not play a defensive snap in the Lions’ season-opening win over the Arizona Cardinals – but was thrust into action as injuries to Davis and Worrilow, took their toll on the unit in the following weeks. Reeves-Maybin played in both base packages and as part of the team’s four-linebacker set,Against the Steelers, where his instincts were evident on several run blitzes. Authentic Adam Vinatieri Jersey , trust in my skill set, trust in my coaching and trying to kind of let it out there and not think when I play,“I’ve just been trying to play with a little more confidence,” Reeves-Maybin said. “That’s kind of been a big thing for me so far and I feel like it’s probably helped me the last couple of weeks but I still have a lot to go.” womens Denzelle Good Jersey , the most seasoned voice in a linebacker room that features two rookies in Reeves-Maybin and middle linebacker Davis,Whitehead, said his understudy has impressed him with not only his skill set but also an eagerness to learn off the field. he asks questions,” Whitehead said. “That’s the biggest thing. When you have those traits and characteristics,“He listens, womens Rashaan Melvin Jersey , it always takes you a lot further than the guy that thinks he has it all figured out, Authentic Frank Gore Jersey , the guy who is necessarily not that interested in ball but just wants to be happy to be considered an NFL player.” but that he's "given us a really good spark in terms of athleticism, Authentic Jack Doyle Jersey ,Austin said Reeves-Maybin has "a little ways to go" in terms of adding strength and power to his 6-foot frame, getting around the ball and making some plays.” "They brought me here for a reason, womens Adam Vinatieri Jersey , no matter if it’s five snaps, womens Anthony Castonzo Jersey ,10 snaps, 30 snaps, Authentic Jacoby Brissett Jersey  Reeves-Maybin said. "I just try to come out and put my talents on display and help the team whichever way I can, however many it is, womens Calais Campbell Jersey , or defense or special teams. I just try to execute my roles as best as I can." As the Lions hit the midpoint of their season, Sheridan’s words have come true. womens Darius Butler Jersey ,  a fourth-round pick in April’s draft,Reeves-Maybin, has ascended from special-teams stalwart and defensive backup to essentially the team’s No. 3 linebacker., Authentic Calais Campbell Jersey ," The Lions deploy their linebackers in different packages based on weekly matchups, which means veterans Nick Bellore and Paul Worrilow still see snaps next to every-down players Jarrad Davis and Tahir Whitehead. But in the two games before Monday’s night showdown with the Green Bay Packers, Reeves-Maybin had two of the most productive games of his young career. He made five tackles on 22 defensive snaps in last week’s loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers, and before the bye he made four tackles in a career-high 27 snaps in a loss to the New Orleans Saints. he’s very athletic,” Lions defensive coordinator Teryl Austin said last week. “He’s got really good bend and feel,“As a young guy, so that’s where he really gives us (is he's) really athletically more like a strong safety-type playing linebacker.” The Lions took Reeves-Maybin after a productive but injury-filled career at Tennessee with designs on eventually making him their weakside linebacker. plus unfavorable game scripts,He opened the season in a clear backup capacity – he did not play a defensive snap in the Lions’ season-opening win over the Arizona Cardinals – but was thrust into action as injuries to Davis and Worrilow, took their toll on the unit in the following weeks.