A lot has changed with the Detroit Lions since they played their last football play a few months ago, and I’m not saying that lightly.
An almost entirely new coaching staff, a new general manager, and a new quarterback Some of the changes the Lions have made so far this offseason, and there are many more to come. With free agency starting to cool down a bit, the next big event on the calendar where a franchise can turn its fortunes, both now and in the future, is the NFL Draft.
This brings us to today’s question …
Do the Lions need to draft a wide receiver at No. 7?
So there is no good reason to say that Detroit is absolutely needs to draft a wide receiver with the No. 7 overall pick, but there’s a pretty good argument as to why he’s probably the best option for your investment.
The Lions roster, as mentioned above, has undergone considerable change from last year into next season. Aside from the quarterback position, which is still subject to change should the correct player be there when Detroit picks in the first round, the position that will look the most different from a year ago is also on the side. offensive ball: wide receiver.
Detroit’s current depth chart in the outfield includes newcomers Tyrell Williams, Breshad Perriman and Kalif Raymond. Notably absent are players like Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones Jr. and (probably) Danny Amendola. If there’s a position where the Lions could dramatically improve their high-level talent at one position, yes, linebacker and safety are at the top of the list, but value in this draft, especially when the Lions meet. At No. 7, it’s on the wide receiver.
If ESPN’s NFL pundit Adam Schefter is reading the tea leaves right and four quarterbacks are expected to be picked in the top seven picks, that leaves the Lions with plenty of options at wide receiver. It’s more than likely that one of Ja’Marr Chase, Jaylen Waddle or DeVonta Smith will be available when Detroit is on the clock, and unless you throw Kyle Pitts into this equation, which is absolutely necessary, it could be the best offensive weapon. In this draft, the value would be meeting a need in a beautiful way for Lions.