The Detroit Lions have selected wide receiver TJ Jones for Notre Dame in the sixth round. Jones was a weapon in the slot for the Fighting Irish last season probably won’t figure into the role with the 2014 Detroit Lions.
General Manager Martin Mayhew said he wanted players who could also play special teams in the later rounds. TJ Jones will be asked to contribute on special teams before he sees many footballs on offense.
Lions Insider Tim Twentyman disagrees. Tweeting shortly after the pick Twentyman thinks Jones will figure into the slot this season.
The #Lions add WR depth by selecting former Notre Dame WR T.J. Jones in the sixth round. There’s the slot receiver.
— Tim Twentyman (@ttwentyman) May 10, 2014
One point that can’t be argued is that the Lions are focused on the passing attack this season.