DETROIT -

This one might have both men and women running to the newsstands.

Detroit Lions receiver Calvin Johnson is the cover man for ESPN The Magazine’s 2012 NFL Preview.

The Lions tweeted a photo of the cover Tuesday. The issue goes on sale Friday.

In an interview about the photo shoot, Johnson says he thinks his gridiron nickname fits him perfectly.

"I want the defense to fear me," Johnson says. "That's kind of cool that I got the name 'Megatron' because he is the bad guy. I like to be the bad guy to the defense."