I think the Lions will be looking to add some ST talent in this draft if the opportunity arises. We could draft some help or target it as UDFA. However let’s look at areas we could target and what our options might be.
We need a Punter. - We have Matt Wile and Jack Fox. Wile has been bouncing around the league for years and he does have a 45yrd average. But he’s never been able to stick anywhere. Fox was an UDFA last year. Personally I think both are here as insurance in case we fail to find a better option. Could we look to the draft?
I could see us taking a player like B. Mann. He averaged 49 yards a punt. Or a punter like Sterling Hofrichter who can do kick offs, and back up Prater.
KR-PR seemed to be a priority for the Lions pre-draft last year. We met with several but never really grabbed one on draft day. I think the Lions are looking for a player to take over for our inconsistent KR Agnew. Or at least someone to push him.
Joe Reed is one player I think the Lions will strongly consider. A top level return guy who can play slot WR and be a 3rd down back. A Swiss Army type of player.
Lynn Bowden is another Swiss army type that I think we could target. Some felt he should have been in the Heisman talks. He began the 2019 season as Kentucky’s top wide receiver but finished it as the team’s starting quarterback with over 1,400 rushing yards, 403 passing, and 348 receiving yards. (In only 8 starts) In his last two games he ran for a combined 517 yards. He has over 1900 career return yards and avg 22.9 yards a return.
I also think we could target a WR type who is a returner like Jalen Reagor, Brandon Aiyuk or KJ Hamler.
Another sleeper possibility is Isaiah Rodgers, 5-10, and only 170lbs. He Played CB and KR. He’s a little small to be an NFL cornerback, but led he led the NCAA with 1,295 kickoff return yards in 2019.
Who do you like?
Do you think the Lions could draft ST?