Let’s talk WR a moment here.
The Lions have M. Jones and Galladay on the final year of their contracts and no one developing behind them. Toss in the fact that Amendola is a FA and getting old. Bottom line is we need WRs.
I’m expecting Galladay to get extended this offseason or BQ should be fired. But behind him the Lions have no long term answers at WR and no real developmental prospects.
Based on what BQ did with an aging Tate I could see MJ being trade bait this offseason.
So WR is clearly a need. We need at the very least a real developmental prospect.
Sure we could resign a few stop gaps like Kearse or Amendola and continue that route but I think the Lions need to invest on some youth at WR. So let’s look at the two biggest names coming out in Lamb and Jeudy. Plus I’ll mix in a few more options I like.
Jeudy is unlike few prospects in recent years. His ability to suddenly stop, start and accelerate will make him a huge asset in short and medium routes. Opposite Galladay the Lions would have a dominating tandem that few teams have the DB’sto match up with.
Lamb I really like. Maybe even more than Jeudy. I like WR’s with good route running ability and I see a lot of D. Hopkins in Lamb. His ability to create seperation is something I’ve long coveted for Matt Stafford. I wouldn’t be shocked if Lamb turns out to be the best WR in this group.
Jalen Reager has been a steady WR for TCU and he reminds me of Brandin Cooks due to his size and athleticism. I liked Cooks and Stephan Diggs coming out and this kid falls in that mold of a WR.
So … I’m not saying take one of these guys at 3 but if the Lions got a serious trade down offer from say Miami, Carolina or San Diego than I’d really be on board with grabbing a WR at some point early in this draft.
I would like to talk about which WR’s you all like in the draft and at what point you’d take one.