Detroit Lions general manager Martin Mayhew's recent draft told us one very important thing about the receiving corps.

Mayhew is very happy with the recovery of Ryan Broyles and Nate Burleson.

Many NFL observers believed Mayhew would select a receiver early in the 2013 NFL draft because of previous season-ending injuries to Broyles and Burleson. Broyles sustained an ACL injury last year, while Burleson had a tibial plateau fracture, and turns 32-years old in August. Burleson recently declared he was fully recovered, and Mayhew seemingly agreed.

Detroit did not select a receiver until the sixth-round of the recent NFL draft (Virginia Tech's Corey Fuller). The last time Detroit waited that long to draft a receiver was when Mayhew selected Tim Toone (seventh-round) in 2010. Prior to that, Detroit waited until the seventh-round to select Wyoming receiver Marcus Harris in 1997.

Mayhew avoided receivers USC receiver Robert Woods and California receiver Keenan Allen in the second-round and selected Mississippi State cornerback Darius Slay. He also selected Kentucky guard Larry Warford in the third-round, which showed a receiver was not high on his list of priorities.

While Broyles and Burleson's health likely influenced Mayhew, the offseason addition of running back Reggie Bush was another factor.

Bush has pass-catching ability, plus can line up as a receiver in offensive coordinator Scott Linehan's offense. With teams having to find ways to stop Calvin Johnson and Bush, picking up another receiver proved to be a luxury for Mayhew, not a necessity.