The Detroit Lions have been searching for an explosive receiver to complement Calvin Johnson for several NFL seasons.

If receiver Nate Burleson is correct, that search is over.

Burleson believes Lions receiver Patrick Edwards has enough talent and speed to make this offense more explosive in 2013. Detroit added free agent running back Reggie Bush this offseason, but Burleson's money is on Edwards right now.

"Patrick Edwards is playing helluva ball right now," Burleson said. "He was my dark horse last year before he tweaked his hamstring. He's not so much of a dark house now. He's just a guy who needs to prove he can stay healthy and consistent with his play, and I guarantee he will be a big-time playmaker for us this year."

Burleson has high expectations, but did not back down.

Edwards entered the NFL as an undrafted rookie after a standout career at the University of Houston. He finished with 282 receptions for 4,471 yards and 43 touchdowns in his college career.