- Michael Rothstein, ESPN Staff Writer
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When players reach the pros, so much of their personal brand and style goes beyond what the player actually does on the field and ties into what they are able to sell themselves as in the entirety of their being.
While that may be more true in the NBA and MLB, where the faces of players aren't obscured by helmets and facemasks, those same principles can carry over to the NFL.
And unsurprisingly, quarterbacks dominated the top 50 player sales list for the fiscal year from March 1, 2013, to Feb. 28, 2014.
Detroit's Calvin Johnson was the only Lions player on the list and the top-selling wide receiver at No. 20, just ahead of Victor Cruz of the New York Giants at No. 21. Two tight ends -- Dallas' Jason Witten and New England's Rob Gronkowski -- were ahead of Johnson.
At least among Lions players, there weren't many surprises of who was not included, although running back Reggie Bush, quarterback Matthew Stafford and even defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh all could have ended up toward the bottom of that list.