The NFL combine is about to make a shift over the weekend from defense to offense, and with that will come some very intriguing prospects for the Detroit Lions.
While the Lions were very solid on offense in 2022, the team could still need some reinforcements to fill roles at skill positions. Fortunately, there are some interesting names that will be hitting the field this weekend to try and make believers out of teams.
When it comes to who the Lions need to watch closest, which players stand out? There are a few offensive stars the team must remember that could take center stage this weekend and make a big difference in the Motor City soon.
Jayden Reed, Michigan State WR
For Lions fans, Jayden Reed’s name is already a common one given the career he had for Michigan State.
With his big-body, speed and playmaking skills, he will be a must-watch at the combine, and that’s especially true after an elite Senior Bowl performance.
In his career with the Spartans, he posted 2,069 yards and 18 touchdowns. Prior to that, he had a very solid 797, eight touchdown season at Western Michigan in 2018. He was also a weapon on punt returns in 2021, posting 238 yards and two scores that season.
Reed has a big body and runs well, which could make him a favorite of scouts at the next level. If DJ Chark leaves in free agency, Reed could become a natural young replacement for the Lions give his similar style.
Should Reed blow up at the combine, he might go higher than the Lions like, but he could still offer the team a major pass catching solution a bit further down the board.
Quentin Johnston, TCU WR
If there is one intriguing prospect on offense for the Lions above many others, it’s Quentin Johnston, the wide receiver from TCU. A big play waiting to happen, Johnson has the right body and skill for the NFL.
In terms of college statistics, only got better once the 2022 season came around for Johnston. With TCU, he put up 1,069 yards and six touchdowns on 60 receptions last year. It was a career year when Johnston needed one the most.
The highlights do show a player who can make the big play as well as show himself as a fluid speedy runner and athlete. Here’s a look at what …read more